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Working together in a Living Cultural Landscape

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in central Australia is a stunning World Heritage listed landscape dominated by impressive geographical formations most notably, Uluru. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is owned by the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Land Trust and covers about 1325 square kilometres of extensive Aboriginal cultural landscape that stretches across the Australian continent. The park represents the work of Anangu and nature during thousands of years.

On this field trip you will learn how to implement successful joint management practices with Anangu Traditional Owners focusing on the incorporation of traditional and cultural knowledge in park and visitor management. Explore different models of joint management with representatives from Parks Australia and Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory. Develop an understanding on how to work together to develop cross sector sustainable economic business opportunities including tourism and environment. Experience Uluru, the most nationally and internationally distinctive landscape symbol of Australia and learn about the red centres iconic native flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in traditional Anangu culture while you join community and industry leaders for this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the heart of Australia.

Learning opportunities

  • Explore the Indigenous business development model being implemented in the region to create economically sustainable tourism and environment opportunities.
  • Learn about different models of joint management (governance) where Traditional Owners and Government work in partnership to manage a protected areas.
  • Meet members of the local Indigenous community and learn about Indigenous culture in Central Australia.
  • Learn about endangered species recovery, including the unique Mala (Rufous-hare wallaby).
  • Discover how to incorporate traditional culture in to land and visitor management including ensuring intergenerational knowledge transfer.

Location(s):

Northern Territory.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Dates

9 - 11 November (3 days)

Cost

$1500 per person (single room)
$1300 per person (double room or twin share)*

* If you require a twin-share room, please advise who you will be sharing with in the booking form. If you do not know who you are sharing with, Field Trip Leaders will attempt to place you with another participant (same sex). However, if no one is able to share with you, you will be liable for the single room cost (to be invoiced to you separately).

Field Trip Leader Contact

Name: Jo Issaverdis
Email: JIssaverdis@conservationvolunteers.com.au

Itinerary

To view the itinerary click here.

Want to know more?

Visit Conservation Volunteers website here.

Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta’s website here.

Visit Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission website here.

Visit the Central Land Council’s website here.

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