Crocodile Islands Rangers win 2015 NT Landcare Indigenous Land Management Award
The Crocodile Islands Rangers were very proud to win the 2015 NT Landcare Award for “Indigenous Land Management”, which was presented at the 7th TNRM Conference and Awards. This award recognises “an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community”.
The Crocodile Islands Rangers sent four staff to the TNRM Conference and Awards in Darwin, from the 10th to the 12th November 2015. We learnt a lot about using Drones or “UAVs” in research and monitoring, as well as the work currently being done on the Kakadu Plum native plant product business. There were many interesting presentations about current natural resource management projects, as well as a large group discussion about threatened species management.
The Conference provided a great opportunity for us to catch up with our other remote friends, supporters, collaborators and Ranger groups. We also made new friends and contacts, who we look forward to sharing and collaborating with on future projects.
We would like to thank Territory Natural Resource Management for running the conference and hosting the awards, as well as for supporting our rangers to attend these events. We would also like to congratulate all of the other winners and finalists for their fantastic NRM projects and work.