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Media Release: NAILSMA I-Tracker wins two Banksia environmental awards - 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd won two categories of the prestigious Banksia environmental awards on Friday evening, the Land and Biodiversity - Preserving our Ecosystems Award, and Indigenous Award - Caring for Country.

The NAILSMA I-Tracker program, which supports Indigenous land and sea managers across north Australia, has been recognised for innovative solutions to the challenge of monitoring and conserving biodiversity on Indigenous lands and seas in north Australia.

'Our I-Tracker program is fundamentally advancing land management in Australia, by giving Indigenous communities the power to record, analyse and map their own data', said Joe Morrison, CEO of NAILSMA Ltd.

Mr. Morrison said, 'Indigenous rangers are often the only locally-based land managers in remote and regional Australia, and I-Tracker equips rangers with the same state-of-the-art tools and technologies as other land managers around the globe'.

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Read more about the Banksia environmental awards:

(l-r) Cath Sale (Caring for our Country), Rod Kennett (NAILSMA), Alison Liddy (Lama Lama Rangers), Micha Jackson (NAILSMA), Jenny Creek (Kalan Rangers), Chris Sampi (Bardi Jawi Rangers), Dion Cooper (Djelk Rangers) and Joe Morrison (NAILSMA)