DUNECARE: Healing the Coastby Susan J. Ingram,
David M. Chapman,
Abstract: DUNECARE is active community participation in environmental restoration. This document reports on the operation of the DUNECARE programme in coastal New South Wales, Australia. A Model of Community Participation in Sand Dune Management is conceived, presenting DUNECARE as a functioning reality. This Model of Community Participation in Sand Dune Management addresses the human aspect of the management of natural coastal sand dune systems, discovering the motivational factors which cause people to be involved in this voluntary participation programme. The creation of the Model of Community Participation in Sand Dune Management facilities an identification of the elements, and the linkages between these elements which within DUNECARE. The directions of flow for information and power within the Model of Community Participation in Sand Dune Management are recognised and indicate the channels of exchange within the system.
Subject Headings: Dunes | Coastal management | Sand (hydraulic) | Coastal environment | Sandy soils | Ecological restoration | Human factors | River bank stabilization | Australia | United Kingdom | Wales | Europe
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