Australia: Indigenous Use Workshop announced
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 10 July 1998)
Wise use of wetlands: Indigenous Use Workshop
The Centre for Tropical Wetlands Management at the Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia, will hold a workshop on "Wise Use of Wetlands by Indigenous People in Northern Australia" on 29-30 September 1998 at Batchelor, approx 100 km south of Darwin.
Registration will cost about A$150 with accommodation and meals extra.
The workshop will aim to
- Document the range of uses made of wetlands by indigenous people in Northern Australia
- Record the significance of thoses uses for maintaining traditional lifestyles and culture
- Record the land management practices adopted to maintain cultural practices
- Identify potential threats to important values and the maintenance of local management practice
- Consider options for expanding the use of wetlands owned or managed by indigenous people for subsistence or commercial purposes
- Analyse interactions between new and traditional uses and practices, and ways of minimising conflicts among these
- Discuss protocols for dealing with indigenous knowledge.
A variety of presentation formats will be used during the workshop and a proceedings and audio recording will be produced.
For further information contact Maryanne McKaige or Jenny Carter at the Centre for Tropical Wetland Management, Darwin. fax +61-(0)8-89466847, tel +61-(0)8-89466726 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Finlayson, Head of Wetland Protection and Management, Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, Locked Bag 2, Jabiru, NT 0886, Australia (Tel +61-(0)8-89799756, +61-(0)8-89792104; Fax +61-(0)8-89792149; Email email@example.com )
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