Territory Stories

Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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Kirke, Wendy

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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CONSERVING THE TERRITORY: SHARING THE LAND Land is our most basic resource. Unpolluted water and clean air are also essential for survival, but land and sharing it, managing and maintaining it is the subject of this series. The two major groups of land holders in the Northern Territory are Aboriginals and pastoralists. The . third greatest impact group are developers. Thus, it is clear that the Conservation Commission must work vd th and be av.ailable to each of these groups. There is very little vacant Crovm Land now left in the Territory not subject to claims being processed or already passed. The biggest land holders are Aboriginals. By 1990 it is very likely that nearly half the Territory vall be Aboriginal owned land. Bearing this in mind it is obvious that Aboriginal communities and leaders could play a very important role in the Territory conservation strategy. Pastoralists also play a large part in land management and land conservation. The Commission, therefore, is spending much of its time working with these two groups of major land holders. One of the most urgent jobs facing the Commission this year is the task of taking a close overall look at the Territory land mass and setting up programs to assess just exactly what is availablei~ t~rms of natural and environmental resources. This has not been done on a large scale before. so it is an exciting project.

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