Dave Whitelaw

Dave Whitelaw

07.02.2016

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.

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