Table 1. Attributes and their levels used to describe the hypothetical scenarios in the choice experiment.

Attribute Possible levels for “indigenous land management” scenarios Possible levels for “maintaining current management” scenario (SQ) Service/
Benefit
(1) Health of native animal and plant communities
 
• Improving
• Stable
• Stable
• Deteriorating
Biodiversity
(2) Attractiveness for recreational use
 
• Good
• Fair
 
• Poor
• Fair
Scenery/ Recreational
(3) Benefits for indigenous people • Better health
• Better transfer of indigenous knowledge
• Less dependency on the government
 
• No additional benefits Social/
Cultural
(4) Greenhouse gas emissions
 
• Reducing
• Stable
• Increasing
• Stable
 
Carbon
(5) Annual contribution into a conservation fund (AUS$)
 
25, 50, 100, 200, 300 0