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

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4. SHARING THE LAND CONT. It is clear that with the fierce modern-day competition for land ovmership expansion of the established park system will still be a slow process. But this is not new, it always has been. By the same token it is also obvious that this decade holds some considerable urgency for the careful management of our environment if we want to continue thriving and hold hope for future generations. This is where the.new multiple land use concept comes into its ovm and seems to be the only way that overall conservation of the Territory can become a reality. In other words, the Commission recognises that it will have to work with vvhoever the land ovmers or land holders happen to be. It will continue, of course, to work for ex.tended .Parks and reserves, but the joint management concept provides exciting alternatives that were not possible before. The idea of multiple land use brings the Conservation Commission to land holders with the aim of agreement and support in management. Now that the pastoralist can sub-lease parts of his property and use land for nonpastoralist purposes, the Commission has a whole new avenue through which to work. The idea of pastoralists leasing some of their land to the Commission is fast catching on. At this early stage, the main offers have been for areas that would interest the tourist industry and where concern has been expressed about an endangered or rare species of flora or fauna which may need special attention and protection to help it survive.