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Positive Actions from our projects

Stuart Cowell
13.08.2019

Broome Healthy Country Planning MERI training course, October

Registrations are open for a 3-day Healthy Country Planning MERI training course from Tuesday, the 15th of October to Thursday the 17h of October, in Broome. The training uses the well proven interactive adult learning approach developed by the Conservation Coaches Network over many years - groups working together using their own materials, and exposing their work to other groups for feedback.
Stuart Cowell
01.08.2019

Refreshing healthy country plans important for strong community ownership

In western Arnhem Land there is a cluster of adjacent Indigenous Protected Areas that have all adopted the Healthy Country Planning approach to operating their ranger teams. Warddeken, Djelk, ASRAC, Mimal and Jawoyn have all created strong community-based plans that guide their day to day work and help to look after the health of some of our most important peoples and country.
Stuart Cowell
19.07.2019

There’s an important movement taking shape across Canada

Without doubt the smell of the spruce-bough floor of our wall tent made for one of my most memorable camping experiences. That and the small wood-fired stove – never had a tent with one of those before. Oh, and the huge and comfortable sleeping bags. Or it could be the frozen solid tube of toothpaste – minus 30 degrees celsius overnight will do that.
Adam Pennington
16.07.2019

On-country burning, mapping and planning with Oak Valley Land Management

Led by Oak Valley Land Management, over 50 people participated in a highly successful on-country activity that ambitiously integrated traditional burning, cultural mapping and site visitation with planning for the future of the highly diverse Maralinga Tjarutja Lands in central northwest South Australia.
Alistair Dermer
03.07.2019

Feral cat monitoring – Lungtalanana

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, through the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, has been undertaking a monitoring program of feral cats at Lungtalanana (Clarke Island) in the Furneax group, north east tip of Tasmania. Since 1997 the TAC has managed Lungtalanana for the benefit of the island, its natural values, and for the Aboriginal Community who continue to visit, learn, share and grow with the island and all its wonders.
Dave Whitelaw
06.06.2019

Karijini Experience - a showcase event

I was honoured to spend 2019 Easter working in one of Australia’s most spectacular and culturally significant areas with the Banjima People.
Alistair Dermer
11.04.2019

Rangers and community working together for a healthy future

Prior to each meeting and meal, we participated in a prayer and acknowledgment of those past, present and future. A powerful process that brought spirit and respect to all proceedings. The Centre for Appropriate Technology and Conservation Management are in the process of supporting the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) to develop and deliver a community-based approach to update the Masigalgal Working on Country Plan in the Torres Strait.
Alistair Dermer
08.04.2019

Dja Dja Wurrung - "Doing things the right way"

Dja Dja Wurrung Country, from central Victoria, are implementing their Rivers and Waterways program as identified in their Healthy Country Plan, Djelkunya Dja. To achieve the diverse goals set by community, Dja Dja Wurrung have embarked on five water projects, each with individual project officers. 
Dave Whitelaw
22.03.2019

BHP Yandi mine working with Banjima traditional owners

Banjima people value all of Banjima country - but these days BHP, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Fortescue Metals, tourists, conservationists and pastoralist value it too.  Modern management of Banjima country requires Banjima people to work with many stakeholders, and they are using their Banjima Yurlubajagu Strategic Plan to help others understand their shared vision for Banjima country. 
Alistair Dermer
17.03.2019

Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Country Rangers

Located in the heart of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Country Rangers have been operating since 2003 and have large areas of country recognised as Indigenous Protect Areas. Evolving from an initial 2 rangers to now 16 and are leaders within their community.
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