Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Written Submissions WWF FROGS! Program Volume 2 Cane Toad Inquiry Report 81 Targets The education components will extend beyond aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to include all stakeholders. Full use of media and communications networks will be employed to attract the attention and interest of decision-makers and policy-makers, both in NT and federally. Activities The education, awareness and training programs will involve the following activities: 1. a) Meetings/workshops: This will be a primary means of informing communities about the cane toad menace and acquaint them with related ecological and socio-economic issues. b) Number: 12 each year (Inputs: workshop organiser/communication/ travel and expenses) 2. a) News Feeder service: The program will run a monthly news feeder service that will go out to newspapers, community news services, NGOs, government departments and schools. The feeder service will provide the public with progress reports coming out of the research, development and monitoring activities of the program. b) Number: 12 issues a year (Inputs: writing, editing, design, production costs, postage costs) 3. Website: The program will set up and maintain a website to provide progress reports, background information, and a public invitation to formally register and participate in the cane toad program. The website will also host discussions on issues relevant to the NT aboriginal communities. Number: 4 web debates each year (Inputs: writing, design, maintenance and uploading costs, travel and communication to improve material and quality of web discussions) 4. a) Brochures and publications: Informational brochures containing cane toad related information will be distributed and updated as new information is brought to light. b) Materials that can be used for improving communication on related issues will also be developed such as posters and booklets: 6 posters, 6 brochures and 6 booklets each year (Inputs: writing /design /illustrations/ printing/translation) 5. a) Training workshops for workers/communicators: Training workshops will be held to train and up-grade the skills of volunteers and staff involved in the cane toad eradication program. These workshops will be held at least once per month. b) Number: 36 each year (Inputs: venue hire, facilitation, registration, publicity) 6. a) Video documentaries/presentations: Video documentaries will be prepared on the cane toad issue and on related socio-economic sustainability issues for media and for viewing by the general public and as inputs for workshops. b) Number: 2 per year, 15-30 minutes each (film, editing, travel, script, commentary materials)
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