Traditional owners to manage conservation zone
Traditional owners to protect vast tract of central Australia
Wed 11 Jul 12, ABC
TONY EASTLEY: Ten million hectares of Aboriginal land in the Central Australian Desert – an area 30 per cent larger than Tasmania – has been declared a conservation zone. Now Aboriginal rangers will begin work to eradicate pests from the vast area and protect threatened animal species.
Allyson Horn reports (Traditional Aboriginal singing) ALLYSON HORN: These women are celebrating. (Traditional Aboriginal singing) Their land in the Central Australian desert has just been declared an Indigenous protected area. It’s now the largest area of conservation land in the country. The job of looking after the land has been given to Aboriginal traditional owners, like Eddie Robertson. EDDIE ROBERTSON: It’s an emotional day for me. We wanted this protected area to be done for maybe, lo…
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