The Australian desert ecosystems and the significant cultural values they contain are under increasing threat posed by large-scale hot fires, feral animals, invasive plants and visitor impact.
The project is a unique and necessary Indigenous-led partnership. It is the largest connected network of protected areas in the world with 173 areas recognised as a part of the National Reserve System and the largest network of Indigenous-managed lands in the world with a total of 21 Indigenous Protected Areas.
It demonstrates that landscape conservation on a grand scale, across multiple land tenures and jurisdictional boundaries is possible, and indeed strengthened, through local ownership and collaboration around a shared vision.
The project aims to build the capacity of Indigenous people and organisations to ensure healthy country, healthy people and a strong Indigenous voice for the desert.
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