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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 49 ACTIONS: 23. Continue negotiations with the NT Government around access to the inter-tidal zone as in the Groote archipelago. 5.4 JOINT LAND & SEA INITIATIVES CARRY OUT THE LAND & SEA MANAGEMENT PLAN In 2006, Groote Eylandt and the surrounding islands were declared an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). An IPA is a form of protected area that is declared or dedicated by Traditional Owners, rather than by a government agency. Though not established by legislation, an IPA is managed according to internationally agreed protected area guidelines and provides the basis for collaboration between Traditional Owners, ALC Rangers, government agencies and others with an interest in the Groote archipelago to look after all the cultural and natural values of the area. The existing land-based Anindilyakwa IPA is recognised by the NT and Australian governments as part of the National Reserve System of Protected Areas. A Land and Sea Management Plan were released to explain how the land and sea of the Groote archipelago will be managed through the framework of an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The Management Plan sets out Traditional Owners vision for country, describes the important cultural and natural values, identifies threats to those values and summarises how the land and sea country will be managed by ALC Rangers and through collaboration with government agencies, researchers and others. The ALC has had numerous consultation meetings over the last four years to develop the five-year Management Plan. ALC Ranger activities under the plan include: Carrying out regular land and sea patrols. Site recording, protection and management. Controlling weeds and feral animals. Removing ghost nets from the sea. Undertaking research, monitoring and biosecurity and fire management projects. Maintaining roads to outstations. Supporting cultural knowledge and practises. Engaging in training and professional development. Toad monitoring using sniffer dogs and remote sensing. Animal and plant surveying.


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