Guest Speakers: David Guilfoyle and Donna Beach
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About the Event
This brief presentation and video presents the last 12 months of work carried out by Esperance Tjaltjraak, implementing our Healthy Country Plan (HCP).
The Tjaltjraak Healthy Country Plan, developed over several years, outlines the vision of the Elders in their ongoing custodial obligation to care for country. This Plan describes the key goals and targets focused on heritage preservation and restoration ecology.
The team are working to protect cultural corridors, with a range of land care actions, at the same time as building new collaborations under a community leadership model; and is open to all! The strategy balances the urgent need for on-ground action, with new ways of landscape adaptative management, that aligns with scientific research and on-going monitoring, all within a long-term, social outcomes model.
The video presents recent work the rangers have carried out, including extensive coastal erosion rehabilitation, revegetation and weed control projects, environmental DNA studies of water holes, a seabird conservation project, marine biodiversity surveys, archaeological investigations, and a fish ecology project, among others. The work links back to the HCP and the longer-term goal to restore cultural corridors to a healthy and balanced state, with flow on benefits in social and economic opportunities for the wider Esperance community. Presented by David Guilfoyle (HCP Coordinator) and Donna Beach (Elder and Senior Ranger).
The Tjaltjraak Healthy Country Program is funded by the Australian Federal Government, National Indigenous Australians Agency.