Brief Conservation Management have been working with the Banjima community in the Pilbara region of Western Australia since 2014 to produce their own healthy country plan. Banjima Yurlubajagu refers to the lands of the Banjima and with their strategic plan completed, our focus is turning towards implementation and creating a Banjima ranger program based in Tom Price. Conservation Management director, Dave Whitelaw has been working closely with elders to spread the word and share Banjima’s vision for looking after country into the future. This has involved many meetings with Banjima partners to discuss the establishment of Banjima Country Management, a new community-based organisation to be set-up by Banjima to host the ranger program and implement their country and culture strategies. Continue reading
Brief: The aim of this project is to get the NT NRM Plan ‘off the shelf’ and being utilised as a ‘living’ process allowing stakeholders to measure progress and adapt actions towards a shared vision and agreed targets. The review will develop four regional implementation plans across the NT utilising Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (the Open Standards) as a planning tool to support regional planning and to scale this up to the NT-Wide Strategic INRM plan. The Open Standards, and supporting tools, have been identified by TNRM as a useful way to standardise this process and assist regional coordinators and regional stakeholders with their NRM activities. Continue reading
Pila Nguru Spinifex People – Healthy Country Plan & Threatened Species Management in the Great Victoria Desert.
Plan Completed and being implemented. The development of the Healthy Country Plan for the Spinifex Country (5.5million ha) has seen older and younger generations working together to create long term plans for management of biodiversity, ecosystem processes, threatened species and other natural values, as well as cultural values inherent in the landscape. Included in the plan was development of a works program for implementation by Pila Nguru Rangers, as agreed upon by the entire community. Such plans have been successfully developed and implemented across Northern Australia (e.g. Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan). The plan provides long-term, consistent, culturally appropriate guidance to Rangers employed through Pila Nguru’s ‘Enhancing Western Desert Biodiversity, Connectivity & Ecosystem Resilience’ project and, subsequently, Pila Nguru’s Working on Country team. Continue reading