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Society for Conservation Biology Conference - Oceania 2012 - Darwin, Australia

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 16:00
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The theme of the conference, People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country, aimed to put Indigenous conservation management under the spotlight.

It was attended by scientists and practitioners (land managers) from across the Oceania region. The Society for Conservation Biology is an international professional organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss and restoration of biological diversity.  NAILSMA was part of the Local Organisation Committee and a sponsor. NAILSMA staff presented and organised several sessions.

Plenary Sessions

Fire in 1788. Bill Gammage (abstract)

The future of indigenous land and sea management in northern Australia. Joe Morrison (paper and abstract)

Indigenous Voices

  • Caring for Country is a uniquely Indigenous movement - Joe Morrison
  • Indigenous Ecological Knowledge is not understood properly - Jayson Ibanez
  • Western concept of conservation is very new - Benjamin Sipa and Karau Kuna
  • Strong ownership of Country - Stan Lui
  • Going back to a special place strengthens and empowers us - Annette Kogolo
  • We worry about people and country getting sick - Otto Campion and Glenn James

Please read the full article Indigenous Voices

Selected presentation abstracts

Purpose of Aboriginal fire. Bill Gammage

Symposium: Indigenous land management and conservation. Organisers: C Robinson, K  Scheepers, G James

What really drives Indigenous engagement in conservation and carbon economies? O Campion, G James

Indigenous peoples' perception of natural resource management planning in the Phillippines. J Ibanez, A Ramos-Castillo, S Garnett

Integrating traditional knowledge with land management activities: Development of the Ngurrara seasonal calendar. S Leonard, G MacLaren, P Murray, A Kogolo, M Langton

Torres Strait turtle and dugong community based management plans. S Lui

Looking after Country – Indigenous land and sea management in North Australia. R Kennett

Tools for implementing sea country planning in Indigenous communities. M Jackson

Indigenous land managers at the cutting edge: I-Tracker tools for better land management. E McCreedy

Workshop: I-Tracker: Indigenous people collecting and mapping data to support local land and sea management. Organisers: M Jackson, E McCreedy


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Extract from Plenary Session, Society for Conservation OCEANIA 2012 Conference, Darwin 21-23 September.