Why investigate communities and livelihoods with RIEL?
Understand historical evolution and patterns of habitation in north Australia and SE Asia
Discover how to help inform successful community-based plans for healthy country and local enterprises
Understand the influence of society, culture, economics and the natural environment in community decision-making
Communities and livelihoods
Though collaboration and capacity building, RIEL strives to make a real-world impact and benefit the environment and communities with whom we engage.
This work includes:
- Working with Indigenous communities to strengthen land and sea management outcomes;
- Engaging with Indigenous people and local communities to contribute to biodiversity conservation;
- Understanding how Indigenous communities will be affected by climate change;
- Researching the benefits that threatened species conservation can deliver to people globally;
- Supporting natural resource-based enterprises in aquaculture, fisheries and plant production in Indigenous communities;
- Rehabilitation of blue carbon habitats and livelihoods.
- Contributing to the sustainability of ecosystem services for the benefit of Indigenous communities and livelihoods in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
- Implementing a world-first program for a savanna burning carbon industry in northern Australia;
- Developing digital technologies to improve livelihoods of local communities in the Asia-Pacific.