Indigenous Communities

and the Environment

Indigenous Protected Area - video

Southern Tanami, Northern Territory

At 10.16 million hectares, Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area is a major link in the Trans-Australia Eco-link corridor, a globally significant wildlife corridor stretching more than 3,500 kilometres from Arnhem Land to the Great Australian Bight.

Southern Tanami IPA is the largest single land area ever dedicated to conservation in Australia. The Warlpiri people look after this vast area, combining Aboriginal knowledge and contemporary science to look after country, controlling weeds and feral pests, patch burning to rejuvenate country and reduce wildfire and surveying native wildlife.


Indigenous Protected Areas - Southern Tanami from Parks Australia on Vimeo.