The Australian kangaroo products industry has become a global export industry that is rapidly being seen as a model in economic and ecological sustainability. Local geography and ecolology contribute to the industry's ecological sustainability, while the international geographies of trade influence economic sustainability. The global trade in products outside Australia is shown to create opportunities to improve the conservation of local land resources and kangaroos. However, kangaroo products are not yet socially and culturally acceptable to many people. The authors argue that the positive global influences on the kangaroo industry could be enhanced through involvment in promoting kangaroo as a resource, which would also promote the industry and elevate the status of a significant local resource.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|