Strong on Country: Sustaining Success in Indigenous Land and Sea Management in Australia
Indigenous land and sea management is critical to Australia’s current and future frontline response to managing biodiversity and cultural values across land and sea. Australia’s growing Indigenous Protected Area estate covers over 74m hectares making up almost half of all protected areas on land. With more than 130 separate teams of community led Indigenous Rangers Australia wide working in many different local contexts, it is vital that we learn from the lessons of past decades to strengthen our approach going forward.
This new report from Country Needs People, “Strong on Country: Sustaining Success in Indigenous Land and Sea Management in Australia” sets out key areas of focus that are central to a creating successful working environment for Indigenous rangers, Indigenous Protected Areas, and related caring for country work. The report analyses the common themes and elements of success across the sector and makes clear recommendations for sector improvement. Using case studies drawn directly from the experience of community led Indigenous organisations this report urges state and federal governments to reorient, reconnect and re-align focus on the key elements that help deliver this success.
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