A NEW unit within the Tropical Savannas CRC’s Masters course
in tropical environmental management explores issues in indigenous
land management. The new unit is available through JCU programs or
may be taken as an elective in the Graduate Diploma and Master of
Tropical Environmental Management offered at Northern Territory
University. The course starts on July 24. Land & sea managers:
Indigenous peoples & Australian tropical environments was
developed by Dr Rosemary Hill, at JCU, in collaboration with an
advisory panel of TS-CRC researchers and stakeholders.
The subject explores indigenous people’s roles in Australian
Topics include joint management of protected areas, the
contribution of indigenous knowledge systems to environmental
management, and indigenous approaches to fire management.
Sustainability of indigenous communal property, closed access
systems for managing wildlife is contrasted with the
non-sustainability of open access, common property systems that
prevail in western nations.
The recent black-green alliance forged in Cape York Peninsula is
Students obtain an introduction to core issues and concepts through
online and reading material that reflects and accesses indigenous
perspectives. There is also an intensive field experience with
indigenous environmental management organisations, traditional
owners and other indigenous Australians.
Contact Dr Rosemary Hill for more information about the unit
Tel: (07) 4042 116 Rosemary.Hill@jcu.edu.au
Dr Penny Wurm for information about the GDMTEM
Tel: (08) 8946 6355 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TS-CRC Education Section