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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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4 A FRESH LOOK AT PARKS CONT. With the competition for land increasing almost every minute of every day, the new idea of multipurpose land use and joint management brings with it a refreshing Territory-wide conservation scheme. This scheme actively extends many park b9undaries. Such extensions would not have been possible under the old single ovmership/management system. With nearly half the Territory owned by Aboriginals, and the next largest area being used for pas"'toral purposes, these are the two major groups vdth which the Commission vdll co-operate and spend much time in finding acceptable ways to share management from the conservation point of view. In other words, the boundaries of our national parks and reserves vrill still exist, but sound conservation practices vdll spread far beyond the fences and over as much of the Territory as possible. The in-phrase for all this is 'effective land use. It simply means that the need for land to be used for various purposes is being recognised and acted upon. Conservation and multiple land use can go together, and using this method of management extension can involve all land holders whether black or white, traditional or modern, pastoralist or miner. The establishment of formal parks and reserves is the most secure form of conservation tenure 'Which enables governments to ensure the preservation of our natural resources, as well as meet the requirements of the general public. Conservation and public accessibility can go together quite happily so long as careful management is provided.