Indigenous Protected Areas Bruce Rose Parks Australia The

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Indigenous Protected Areas Bruce Rose Parks Australia

Indigenous Protected Areas Bruce Rose Parks Australia

The IPA Program Department of SEWPa. C, Parks Australia Commenced mid 1990 s following

The IPA Program Department of SEWPa. C, Parks Australia Commenced mid 1990 s following consultation with key Indigenous land management stakeholders 3 types of projects funded. Currently 90 projects on the books. n Consultation projects (42) n Declared IPAs (40) n Co-management projects (8)

What is an IPA? n Area of Indigenous land and/or sea n Voluntarily declared

What is an IPA? n Area of Indigenous land and/or sea n Voluntarily declared by Indigenous traditional owners n Managed by Traditional Owners through Management Plan based on Indigenous Ecological Knowledge n Consistent with IUCN guidelines n Part of National Reserve System n Legal or other effective means n IPA doesn’t change underlying tenure

What is a co-management project? Support for Indigenous interests to develop cooperative management arrangements

What is a co-management project? Support for Indigenous interests to develop cooperative management arrangements with Government agencies managing existing protected areas. n Funding is provided to Indigenous parties to negotiate cooperative management and governance arrangements. n Funds used for meetings, legal and other advice, to identify/interpret Indigenous values, revise Plans of Management , visit other co-managed areas, to consult and negotiate new arrangements. n Funds usually for a limited term 1 -3 years - not on-ground works n Process requires protected area agency support. n Currently 8 Co-management projects underway

Co-management continuum IPA Co-management n Ownership – Indigenous / non Indigenous n Control over

Co-management continuum IPA Co-management n Ownership – Indigenous / non Indigenous n Control over decision making – Indigenous / non Indigenous n Management – sole management or shared n Legal or other effective means n IPA declaration over existing protected area