- Publisher: Social and Institutional Research Program, Land and Water
- Published Location: Canberra, ACT
- Country: Australia
- State/Region: Northern Australia
Defines a cultural and conservation economy as an economy which supports long-term, sustainable solutions for maintaining country and culture in Indigenous communities; describes the project which examined the suitability of Canada's Ecotrust conservation economy model to be applied in rural and romote Indigenous communities in Australia; model was found highly relevant with some changes to insitutional arrangements in Australia - new tax incentive scheme; tax deductibility of Communiyt Development Organisations; dedicated recurrent funding for Indigenous land and sea management organisations; expansion of Indigenous Protected Areas; funding for a brokering program to facilitate the emergence of an ecosystem services marketing in Northern Australia.