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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WWF FROGS! Program Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 82 7. a) Mobile exhibit: A travelling exhibit containing artistic and scientific representation of ecological, socio-cultural issues relevant to the cane toad control initiative will be developed for viewing throughout the NT. b) Number: One per year (vehicle, design and content development of exhibits, posters, materials, translation into local languages) 8. a) Theatre/folk media/community events: Theatre and folk media will be employed in improving awareness and alerting the general public to ecological issues in NT. Traditional indigenous events will also provide an opportunity to get elders involved in the communication and awareness programs. b) Number: 2 performance units (Inputs: development of script and financing production) 9. Eco clubs for children and youth: Young people can be productively mobilised to participate in the cane toad control program through the establishment of eco clubs that will also promote ecological awareness and direct involvement in conservation activities.(inputs: Initiators, cost of meetings and activities) 10. Lectures/discussion groups on sustainability issues: Experts from around Australia and abroad will be invited to present lectures on sustainability issues and international best practice .(inputs: travel costs, accommodation, honorarium, organisation of lectures, publicity) Initial Implementation The science and eradication program and the education, awareness, communication and training program will be jointly co-ordinated and managed by the CEEA Science and Eradication Co-ordinator and the CEEA Education and Communications Co-ordinator. July August 2003: 1. Establish office and control centre in Darwin 2. Begin hiring and training staff 3. Continue background research 4. Begin making contacts throughout Arnhem Land explaining the program to stakeholders and requesting their co-operation and permission to access their property as required 5. Commence mapping project 6. Invitations out for experimental designs workshop September - October 2003: 1. Commence project activities as planned (details in the activity description above i.e. 1 newsletter each month, etc) 2. Convene the experimental designs workshop in Darwin Activity and material inputs in the program are as follows: Activity/Input a) Duration b) Frequency c) Quantity Ready by Preparation of background a) 6 weeks September 2003
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