11065: Managing biodiversity - Yindjibarndi way

    This project aims to address natural resource management issues in the Ngurawaana lease area along the Lower Fortescue River.

    A priority issue for the traditional owners is the control of Parkinsonia aculeate which was the subject of a management strategy prepared for the area by the Department of Water in 2008.

    This project will:

    • conduct a baseline survey of Parkinsonia in the area
    • train indigenous staff in operational activities and occupational health and safety for the control and monitoring of Parkinsonia
    • conduct on-ground control of Parkinsonia
    • monitor control activities using GPS tracking and photo point analysis

    Traditional owners and the Yindjibarndi Cultural Heritage and Conservation Manager will update their natural resource management database with information from the baseline Parkinsonia survey.

    A key aim of the project is to develop the capacity of Ngurawaana Rangers to manage biodiversity and on-ground works on country.

    Investment: $ 22 500
    Delivery organisation: Ngurawaana Group Aboriginal Corporation
    Project duration: November 2012 - January 2013
    Location: Ngurawaana lease area along the Lower Fortescue River
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