Society for Conservation Biology Conference - Oceania 2012 - Darwin, Australia
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.
Fire in 1788. Bill Gammage (abstract)
The future of indigenous land and sea management in northern Australia. Joe Morrison (paper and abstract)
- 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
- Three critical steps for the north's future - Joe Morrison
Selected presentation abstracts
Purpose of Aboriginal fire. Bill Gammage
Symposium: Indigenous land management and conservation. Organisers: C Robinson, K Scheepers, 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
Workshop: I-Tracker: Indigenous people collecting and mapping data to support local land and sea management. Organisers: M Jackson, E McCreedy
More information, include complete list of abstracts, is available through the Conference website.