Andrew Minyardie (chair 10DP steering committee) and Peter See (general manager 10DP) attended PLC19 on behalf of the project.
At the conference they met up with Indigenous rangers from the new Oak Valley ranger team as well as representatives of a number of APY Indigenous protected areas (IPAs) and Sally Scales, the APY chairperson.
Thanks to the support of Pew Charitable Trusts and Country needs People, the 10 Deserts Project was able to assist getting both of these groups to the conference. Simply getting together and sharing lessons learnt is important for overcoming the challenges of working remotely and often in isolation from other groups.
The APY mob gave fantastic presentations, mainly in language, to help celebrate and acknowledge 21 years of IPAs.
The BHP Foundation’s knowledge network also assisted Henry Tepper, Henry Tepper, strategic advisor, Fundacion Tierra Austral El Boldo Cantillana Conservation Project Chile to attend. Henry presented at the Conservation Financing workshop on the Tuesday before the conference as well as on a panel with Melinda Macleod program director, BHP Foundation environmental resilience program, and Ari Gorring from the Knowledge Network, Andrew and Peter.