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CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA'S LIMMEN BIGHT MARINE PARK - DUGONGS AND GREEN TURTLES

CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA'S LIMMEN BIGHT MARINE PARK - DUGONGS AND GREEN TURTLES

The coincidence of major fishing grounds with the feeding grounds of the dugong and the nesting grounds of the green turtle provided challenges for the creation of the Limmen Bight Marine Park. The purpose of the Park was to protect and conserve the natural elements of the ecosystem. Another concern was to accommodate if possible the concerns and interests of others who had an interest in the attractions of the Marine Park area. This study has a focus on fishing - both recreational and commercial. The major sea grass meadows - the main source of food for the dugong - lie within the proclaimed area of the Marine Park. Along the shoreline the sandy/muddy beaches are a nesting ground for the returning green turtle. Globally the green turtle, once plentiful, has suffered significant population decline. The Limmen Bight area is a major egg laying area for the turtle. As a consequence this area is a focus of efforts to protect and conserve numbers. Australia has joined the world wide programme. By map, photograph, graph and description you can take your students to Limmen - a very recent Marine National Park and see why these two animals in particular are in need of protection. The attachment sheet provide opportunity for discussion and completion.
KPolkinghorne
LAND RIGHTS ISSUES FOR THE MARRA ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

LAND RIGHTS ISSUES FOR THE MARRA ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

This unit has a focus on the Land Rights of the Marra Aboriginal people. After deliberations lasting almost two decades the Government of the Northern Territory Proclaimed the Limmen National Park and the adjacent Limmen Bight Marine Park. Interested parties were invited to have an input on what the Parks would allow and disallow. As traditional occupiers of the designated region the Marra people were keen to have an input. This interest heightened when the mining operation within the Park boundaries indicated a projected development in the form of a pipeline that would carry iron ore sludge from the mine across traditional Marra land; across the shallow waters of the Limmen Bight and onto Maria Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Maria Island was of particular interest to the Marra people. Consequently the Marra Aboriginal people prepared and forwarded Petition to the Northern Territory outlining their objections to the proposed pipeline. This unit is about what happened. It is about land rights of the Marra who, through generations, had been impacted by European presnce on the lands they regarded as their traditional lands. Students can gain some insight into the Marra respect for land and the need to protect its resources. The Petition is provided for screen use and is also contained in the attachments. Tke your students into the remote region of the Limmen National Park and the shallows seas of the Limmen Bight Marine Park. Have them consider the thinking behind the final Proclamation of the Parks which are shown in the map. There are other units on this area if you wish to broaden the study.
KPolkinghorne
Quipu

Quipu

Infographics with basic information about this ancient method of Inca civilization.
marijota2008
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