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  • Adjumarllarl Rangers learning mapping skills on the computer.
  • Workshop participants at NAILSMA’s Indigenous Land Management Certificate III Workshop held at CDU, Darwin March 2016

The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) is a leader in finding practical solutions to support Indigenous people manage their land and sea resources into the future. NAILSMA, a not-for-profit company, has over a decade of experience in delivering complex and challenging programs across north Australia.

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Indigenous Australians are responsible for managing over 40% of the land in north Australia and have interests in well over 80% of the north. NAILSMA is making a real difference to finding solutions to support them in their work for future generations.

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The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. As the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management, it sets the global agenda for the next decade.

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Discussion paper available for download. NAILSMA has prepared a discussion paper, Beyond respect: a central role for Indigenous people in Australian land and sea management, that is now available for download from our website. Read more

NAILSMA takes a leadership role at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney. NAILSMA has been selected to co-lead Stream 7, 'Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture' at the World Parks Congress. Read more

Latest News

eNews: NAILSMA delivers I-Tracker training with Adjumarllarl Rangers in Gunbalanya March 2016 Read more 12/4/2016

eNews: NAILSMA recently hosted the third in a series of training workshops to trial the nationally accredited Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management (ILM). Read more 21/3/2016


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The Information Hub is a great place to discover more about our work in north Australia supporting Indigenous people manage their land and sea resources into the future. You will find detailed information about each of our program areas as well as a rich resource of publications, articles, digital story reports and information on north Australian ranger groups. Browse through the site and use the comprehensive search facility to locate your areas of interest.

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