Indigenous land managers to help with turtles, dugongs conservation
ABC Message Stick, 18 July 2013

NORTHERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA: Australia’s Federal Government has given $1 million towards the conservation of sea turtles and dugongs in northern Queensland. The money will be split between eight groups in the region for them to maintain marine environments and raise community awareness about the species. Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler said it is important to use the generations of local knowledge, adding that the indigenous land managers understand the topography and the habits of dugongs, sea turtles and other endangered species in the area that they have been sustainably harvesting for literally hundreds of generations. Read the article …