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Positive Actions from our projects

Alistair Dermer

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Dave Whitelaw

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation benefits from Lotterywest grant

The Banjima people began their ranger journey in 2017. They were deeply concerned by the deteriorating health of their Elders, and with that, an imminent loss of culture, language and history. 
Stuart Cowell

Open Standards / Healthy Country planning workshop Feb 2019

The recently held training course in Planning and adaptive management for protected areas was run out of Poatina, Tasmania in early February.  Healthy Country Planning (HCP) is based on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and is helping link conservation projects globally.
Saras Kumar

Kingoonya NRM district leading the way

What do we need to do to keep on top of weeds? What do we do about tracks that affect the flow of water? What can pastoral properties do to continue being productive under these challenging conditions? These were some of the questions the Kingoonya NRM group were asking and hearing when they brought local community and industry members together to review and adapt the Kingoonya District NRM Action Plan.  
Saras Kumar

More than a Conservation Action Plan

The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) NRM Board know how important the Danggali mallee landscape is to the people that live, work and visit the area. To help protect and restore the values that all those people care about SAMDB NRM Board worked with Birdlife Australia, Australian Lands Trust and Conservation Management to bring stakeholders and Traditional Owners together to develop a landscape scale Conservation Action Plan for the area.
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