Last week Leah and I had the lucky task of travelling to Yunbenun-Magnetic Island to spend two days working with an inspiring group of community leaders from across the Great Barrier Reef coast. Each community leader came with their region’s Community Action Plan, developed using the Conservation Standards and built on the shared values, knowledge, aspirations and priorities of people and groups protecting, restoring and advocating for the Reef in their local communities.
Registrations are open for a Healthy Country Planning / Conservation Standards workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The five-day course will be held at Poatina in the Tasmanian Midlands.
A good plan should record the decisions you make about what needs to happen to create the impact you are hoping to have. It is an important step, but only one in a continuous cycle. I asked our team of planners to reflect on what ‘good’ planning and a good plan can look like, summarised in this short video. We hope it is helpful and we encourage you to share it and use it freely.
Conservation Management has worked with Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) and their Indigenous Protected Area steering committees for the past year – to review existing plans for Walalkara, Apara-Makiri-Punti and Kalka-Pipalyatjara IPAs, and prepare them for the next 10 years.
“We are Strong Indigenous Women of the Northern Territory. We stand united as one strong voice. We commit to a network that gives us equal power to the rights of all our women. Strong women means healthy country.”
Registrations are open for a Conservation Standards: Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness WHA. The course will be held at Poatina in the Tasmanian Midlands for five days.
We are currently undertaking conversations, and an online survey, with Indigenous land managers in southern Australia about feral cats and foxes on behalf of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) who want to understand how they can better support Indigenous land managers to control feral cats and foxes.
There are just four days left to provide feedback on the Indigenous Ranger Sector Strategy 2022-2028, Consultation Draft. While Conservation Management commends the National Indigenous Australians Agency in acting on the need for an overarching strategy and supportive structures for the Indigenous Ranger Sector, we see some critical failings in the overall approach. Our feedback is a collective effort from the Conservation Management team – please feel free to adapt and use any views we have expressed here to make them your own. You can find the Draft Strategy documents, and provide feedback via consultation workshop (Tuesday 31 May), survey or written response at the NIAA website.
It's exciting times, to have Tasmanian Government Departments stepping up to the plate by supporting traditional custodians to speak for country and develop a shared vision for its future use and management.
It was wintertime in the desert country of Maralinga Tjarutja people, and properly aru (cold) too. Camping out, we were lucky to have shelter from a shed tank as we woke up to thick fog and then rain. The Oak Valley Rangers were hosting several schools from the area for a two-way science camp, talking and learning about weather and seasons. We were also there to continue planning for the proposed Indigenous Protected Area; recording the important things to look after (targets), and the threats impacting on those targets.