Indigenous groups and country to benefit from A$21 million 10 Deserts Project

Posted: March 28th, 2018

An exciting new Indigenous land management collaboration across Australia’s desert country has been launched today at Old Parliament House in Canberra.

The 10 Deserts Project led by Desert Support Services (DSS) and enabled by the BHP Billiton Foundation aims to build the capacity of Indigenous groups to look after country for a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes.

“The 10 Deserts region is vast, spanning 2.7 million square kilometres, or one-third of Australia,” Mr Peter See, DSS spokesperson said. “Indigenous land management will be supported at a local and regional level, complemented by a representative structure for Indigenous land managers designed to be effective into the future.”

For more information about the project visit the 10 Deserts website

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To view the 10 Deserts project video click here

One of the Ten Deserts Project partners is Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation (NWAC). As the Prescribed Body Corporate holding and managing the native title rights and interests for the Nyangumarta people, NWAC will work with traditional owners in its area to engage with the project in supporting cultural and ecological knowledge, tourism, fire and feral camel management and other project activities.

YMAC will continue assisting NWAC in delivering land and sea management outcomes through its overall IPA and ranger program.