The 10 Deserts Project has two new partners – the Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation and Country Needs People.
The Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) are the project’s first ‘associate partner’. YAC manage a team of rangers, who carry out conservation and land management work and they are developing a tourism management strategy for their part of the Canning Stock Route.
YAC look after Ngurrara Country in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A part of the KLC, chair of YAC Peter Murray is also deputy chair of the 10DP SC.
Following its incorporation in its own right, Country Needs People will join the project as a conservation partner along with the Pew Charitable Trust, The Nature Conservancy and Arid Lands Environment Centre.
The Country Needs People campaign is not-for-profit, nonpartisan and works with all sides of politics for a positive outcome. It is a growing alliance of over 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and sea management organisations, the Pew Charitable Trusts and tens of thousands of Australians.