Declaration of Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area

Angas Downs is an Indigenous owned 3,200 sq km pastoral lease, located 300km SW of Alice Springs, NT and 135km from Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) The Traditional Owners of Angas Downs agreed to voluntarily declare the property an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The official declaration occurred on Wednesday, 10 June 2009. A press release was issued by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Indigenous Health. The Plan of Management for the Angas Downs IPA was prepared

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Adaptive Environmental Management

AWS has contributed two chapters to a book on Adaptive Environmental Management published by Springer and CSIRO.   Conceptually, adaptive management is learning from past management actions to improve future planning and management. However it has proved difficult to achieve in practice.With a view to better practice, the book presents lessons learned from case studies and provides managers with relevant information. Cases studies are drawn from management of protected areas, watersheds and farms, rivers, forests, biodiversity and pests. The AWS

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Indigenous Employment Program

AWS has been offered a position on the Economic Development and Business Panel of the Indigenous Employment Program.  An open tender process was conducted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for membership of the panel. The Panel allows organisations to be on a pre-qualified list of suppliers to provide quality services and innovative projects to help achieve employment outcomes and business development assistance for Indigenous Australians. The Employment Panel is available for a broad range of projects

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