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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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6. genuine concern for the state of the land and the vdldlife that it supports. They well know that just taking from the soil leads to disaster and that management plays an important role in preserving the quality of the land for future generations. Once one or two property holders had entered into a co-operative agreement with the Commission, and once it was seen that relinquishing park or reserve areas really can work, then a mutual confidence built up and other stations could see that the multiple land-use concept really has potential. In management methods>of course, the pastoralist will take his approach from a pastoralist point of view with his eyes set on a continuing family interest in the property. But not so vnth the miner who vdll have a very different approach, put who now hopefully feels personally and morally motivated to care about the environmental impact caused by his mining activities. The multiple land use concept will make room for all sorts of projects that might well otherwise not be possible. In the MacDonnell Ranges, for example, the Commission is gradually reaching agreement with various land holders that will enable the many small parks and reserves to be joined and form the one park. This land will be managed for conservation purposes as a number one priority, but it will not only have wilderness areas, buffer zones and recreation sites, but it will also know grazing in some areas and mining activities. Obviously the. waterholes are of considerable interest to the pastoralist, the tourist and the wildlife. But again, compromise can form a sound basis for management.

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