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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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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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3. SHARING THE LAND CONT. Compromise provides concessions on both or all sides. It is opening the door to joint land management and multiple but carefully planned land use, which could well be the most precious tool for overall conservation in the eighties. The urgency to acquire land has taken on new meaning in this fast-moving decade. To have some areas set aside specifically for conservation purposes is important and very necessary, but the Conservation Authority does not nave to own the land for sound conservation practices to be carried out and applied. The important point is not who actually holds the lease or ovms the land, but that whoever manages it is behind conservation and is prepared to work within sound management principles. ~~at we do with the land as vrrth life itself can have far-reaching consequences. Conservation is aimed at preserving and maintaining the soil; it knows the importance of healthl ground cover, offers protection to rare and endangered species of plants and animals and significant places, and recognises the need for development to proceed. Ten years ago the Northern Territory Reserves Board had to acquire land before it could play any part in its management or control. But this has now changed quite dramatically with the formation of the Conservation Commission. With today's much broader powers and responsibi:lities the various units of which the Commission is made up, are able to be involved in conservati~n matters on a Territory-wide scale- regardless of who the land owners are.and providing co-operation has been sought.

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