8 November 2020
New research between Nyikina elders & Hub researchers will help water planners understand & consider Nyikina people’s ethics & custodial responsibilities, not just their ecological knowledge, in water planning & management of the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River. Read more here.
Australia has 7% of the world’s mangroves. During 2015-6, one of the worst mangrove dieback events recorded devastated ~7400 ha of mangroves along more than 1000km of Gulf coast. To support future mangrove monitoring, the team produced a field guide for Indigenous rangers to enable consistent monitoring along northern Australian coastlines. Read more about the project here.
Did you know Gulf of Carpentaria coasts are critically important habitat for migratory shorebirds that fly from as far away as Siberia? This collaboration between Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Griffith University is showing just how important the Gulf is for these long-distance fliers. Read more about the project here.
An Indigenous-led Hub project is solving complex environmental management problems in Kakadu National Park. They were finalists for the Australian Museum’s Eurkea Prize for STEM Inclusion. They were also finalists at the 2020 Territory Natural Resource Management Awards in the Best Collaboration in NRM. You can see more about the collaborative approach of this project in the video below.
New Hub research has found that opportunities for Indigenous people to exchange knowledge through ILSMPs is having a largely positive impact on people’s wellbeing. Improving protocols around knowledge-sharing between ISLMPs can also further improve well-being. Read more about the project here.
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