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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: Indigenous rangers share results at Marine Turtle Symposium. Representatives from the Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers, the Dambimangari Rangers, NAILSMA and CSIRO attended the 2nd Australian Marine Turtle Symposium and the 2nd Western Australian Marine Turtle Symposium to share boat-based survey methods and results. Read more Posted 29/09/2014

eNews: Maabayj (West Island) Turtle Camp. Every year, the li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit and Yanyuwa and Mara families invite paying guests to attend their annual turtle camp. Visitors are accommodated in luxury eco-tents, and can observe and participate in Wundanyuka (sea turtle) monitoring and management. Read more Posted 16/09/2014

eNews: New publications available from the ATSEA Regional Demonstration Project. Two publications documenting the Northern Australia Study Tour, conducted in October 2013 as part of the Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Program Regional Demonstration Project, are now available. Read more Posted 09/05/2014


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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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