CDU/AIATSIS seminar series 


Toni Bauman, Dermot Smyth, Steve Roeger, Preston Lee, Scott Suridge and Leon Brown present ‘Best practice joint management of Indigenous conservation estates’, on Monday 18 June from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Toni Bauman and Dermot Smyth have completed a review of three varied, but successful examples of Indigenous management of protected areas, including the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), the Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), and the Booderee National Park (Wreck Bay).

The project was funded as an extension of a research project being completed into best practice in successful Indigenous organisations by the Australian Collaboration. The growth of Indigenous engagement in management of protected areas was identified as an area in need of further research, and this additional research was commissioned through funds provided by the Poola Foundation.

This extended seminar will relate the findings of the researchers into successful Indigenous management of protected areas. It will enable representatives from the key Indigenous organisations responsible for these areas to discuss their own work, as well as their visions for the future management of their country.

Download the flyer (.pdf) for further information.

This seminar takes in room 1, building 23 (23.01), Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University (telecast live between Darwin and Canberra).

This joint Charles Darwin University and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) seminar is coordinated by the School for Environmental Research (SER).

For further information contact Steve Kinnane, AIATSIS, Canberra by email, or Natasha Stacey, CDU, Darwin by email