TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

TRaCK sustainable livelihoods

TitleTRaCK sustainable livelihoods
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHodgson, A
MagazineKantri Laif
Issue Number6
Date Published05/2010
Keywords6: Sustainable enterprises

Creating livelihoods from traditions and culture - Indigenous land and sea owners in northern Australia wear many hats. Rangers in the Dhimurru and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) in Arnhem Land, for example, are people managers – controlling visitor numbers and activities; environmental conservationists – assisting with biosecurity and managing fire; and cultural teachers – performing traditional ceremonies and giving talks to schools and international conferences.