Mungindi to the mouth: Connecting cultures to conserve native fishes

Phil Duncan, Martin Mallen-Cooper, Brenton Zampatti

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Abstract

In the Aboriginal world view, people and Country (including lands, waterways and seas) are interdependent entities that are intrinsically linked in thelandscape through cultural and spiritual significance. There is no separation of nature and culture - the health of the natural environment and culturalwellbeing of Aboriginal people is directly influenced by the health of cultural landscapes. Traditional ecological knowledge is passed down fromgeneration to generation and continues to the present day. Through dispossession and mismanagement of Aboriginal lands and waters, with adisregard for culture, knowledge and understanding, Aboriginal people have witnessed the detrimental effects upon both their people and theenvironment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAnnual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology - National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
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Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period14/10/1917/10/19
OtherThe goal for ASFB 2019 is to showcase and celebrate the place that the wonderful world of fishes has in the hearts and minds of people spanning a range of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

The conference program has workshops, special events and sessions that will explore how to effectively communicate via the visual arts, digital media, and the spoken and written word, bringing new understanding and inspiration to the millions of people who value and depend on fishes for their wellbeing.
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    Duncan, P., Mallen-Cooper, M., & Zampatti, B. (2019). Mungindi to the mouth: Connecting cultures to conserve native fishes. Abstract from Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, Canberra, Australia.