At the end of each year, we ask all staff to put forward organisations they think do great work to help communities manage the places that are important to them, to be considered for an annual gift.
We occupy an extremely fortunate space in conservation – we don’t rely directly on government or even philanthropic funds.
Conservation Management continues to seek out the best people who bring a variety of skills, experience, networks and perspectives to our team. We deliver tailored support for the organisations and communities we work with. This helps them to get the necessary resources and implement the right actions to improve the health of their landscapes.
This is the headline I don’t want to see - and to be clear, no-one is lost. Today. But I do want to generate some discussion amongst ranger teams around this possibility, and how to create organisational cultures that protects us from it. I want to take a moment to reflect on what it means to have a safety-first culture.
Momentum is building in the desert, and it’s building quickly. The Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA) brought 265 people to the heart of Australia at Uluru in November this year to share knowledge and stories, support and advocate for each other and the industry, and build on existing connections to each other and to country as part of the 3-day Annual IDA Conference 2019.
Rangers, Traditional Owners, and Community leaders from three Torres Strait Island Ranger groups (Erub, Mua and Mer Islands) converged on Thursday Island in late October.
The mission - create three Working-on-Country plans in 3 days, for 3 Ranger groups, or as much of them as we could!
Manyangurr ngulumbara dhelkunya Djandaki murrupi – 'We meet together to return good health to country and spirit'.
This was the guiding vision of the Dja Dja Wurrung Joint Management Planning partnership, led by Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, with CSIRO, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises and Conservation Management.
Registrations are open for a 5-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness WHA. The course runs from Monday 27th January to Friday 31st January 2020, in Poatina, Tasmania.
Bison once roamed the Great Plains of the Americas in the millions – a central element of the socio-cultural and ecological processes that defined pre-European America. In an all-to-familiar story, the bison were largely eradicated to both cripple the Native American people and open up these rangelands for the use of new species.
Voluntary conservation commitments by landholders have a vital role to play in protecting South Australia’s native wildlife and sustaining thriving rural landscapes. Many landholders have committed to conservation by entering into a Heritage Agreement. There are now more than 1,600 Heritage Agreements protecting more than 1.8 million hectares.
Northern and Yorke NRM Board (N&Y NRMB) have, for over ten years, been actively engaging with the communities within their region. Conservation Action Planning (developed within the Open Standards) has been the mechanism by which they both develop plans and programs and engage with the communities.