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Project managers' toolkit

We've developed this project managers' toolkit to help Indigenous Protected Area owners, custodians and managers to produce management plans that provide outcomes to Indigenous peoples and the Australian nation. We've put together these resources to make it easier for people to find the information they need on developing management plans.

Download Grants for Indigenous Protected Areas - Grant guidelines 2013-18 (PDF - 2.73MB)

Our Country Our Way - Developing a management plan

 

Our Country Our Way - developing a management plan

Our Country Our Way is an easy-to-use, illustrated guide to help you produce a management plan for your Indigenous Protected Area.

To find out more click here.

 

 

Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation of protected areas are becoming increasingly important in Australia and internationally to measure and communicate 'management effectiveness' -  how effective Indigenous Protected Areas are in protecting the natural and cultural values they aim to protect.

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CyberTracker

CyberTracker

Indigenous Protected Areas and Working on Country are promoting the use of a mobile data collection software, known as CyberTracker, to help Indigenous rangers monitor their country. CyberTracker allows people to record data from the field using a handheld device. The information is then downloaded to a database management system where analysis and mapping of data can be completed. Examples of data recorded includes the types of animals or plants encountered during a survey or details on weeds and other pests. CyberTracker is uniquely appropriate for Indigenous use where there may be language barriers or harsh field conditions.

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Share your story

 

Share your story

We are very interested to hear your stories of how you are managing your country, your way. Your story can be in pictures, video or just a few lines in an email. We'd like to share these stories with others so that everyone involved with Indigenous Protected Areas can learn from each other. If you'd like share your management story click here, call us on 02 6274 2791 or email ipasection@environment.gov.au.

 

 

Useful links

Useful links

These are some online resources you might find useful to develop or implement your management plan.

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