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Developing collaborative marine turtle monitoring in the Kimberley region of northern Australia

Author:
Jackson, Micha V., Kennett, Rod, Bayliss, Peter, Warren, Robert, Waina, Neil, Adams, Jason, Cheinmora, Leonie, Vigilante, Tom, Jungine, Edmund, Woolagoodja, Kirk, Woolagoodja, Francis, Umbagai, Jermaine, Holmes, Jarrad, Weisenberger, Frank
Source:
Ecological management & restoration 2015 v.16 no.3 pp. 163-176
ISSN:
1442-7001
Subject:
biodiversity, models, monitoring, objectives, planning, sea turtles, surveys, Australia
Abstract:
Contemporary land and sea management – driven by community‐based planning and informed by traditional and local knowledge and scientific research – can significantly improve both biodiversity and cultural outcomes. Here, we describe the context and process of developing a boat‐based survey approach to marine turtle monitoring by Indigenous rangers using a collaborative partnership model that supports Traditional Owner aspirations and conservation objectives.
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4086534