In 2007, due to increasing concern that the Warru were facing extinction, the Warru Recovery Team formed. This team combines the knowledge and skills of the traditional owners with Western science and ground breaking species recovery activities. The team includes traditional owners of the APY Lands, the communities of Kalka, Pipalyatjara, Pukatja and Kenmore Park on the APY Lands, state and federal Governments, APY Land Management, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Zoo and private ecologists.
The Reef Alliance is a partnership that works to protect and maintain the health/function of the Great Barrier Reef. Since 2008, agricultural industry groups, regional NRM organisations and rural land managers have been delivering the Reef Programs, with support via the conservation sector. These innovative programs integrate incentives, agricultural extension, research and adaptive landscape planning to improve the adoption of agricultural practices that deliver water quality, rural production and rural economic business benefits in the GBR lagoon catchments.
Natural resource management doesn’t stop in the country. It makes Australia’s cities better and healthier places to live. It connects people with each other, their communities and the natural living world around them. It also plays a role in ensuring the health of water ways and urban natural spaces that can provide important habitat. Greater Sydney Local Land Services partnered with Golf NSW Ltd to deliver a three-year project to protect native vegetation, reduce the impact of weeds and invasive pests, and link important vegetation corridors across the Sydney region.
Innovation and collaboration
NRM is based on partnerships and dynamic collaborations that give life to innovation.
With over 100,000 people engaged and more than 35 years’ experience in land management, the 56 NRM regional organisations are built on collaboration and partnerships, and are uniquely placed to respond to opportunities and create innovations across Australia. It’s our collaborations and partnerships at the regional level that underpin our capacity to develop and share skills and knowledge and to innovate, resulting in a robust, strong and united approach to regional growth and land management Australia-wide.
Weeds and pest animals cost agriculture $5 billion every year. Many effective and cost-efficient bio-control agents are available or are in the pipeline. The NRM community is in a prime position to advance the delivery of innovative new biological control agents of weeds and pest animals to reduce their devastating impact on Australian agriculture.
Fert$mart has produced farm gate profit improvements for Tasmanian dairy farmers by providing accurate soil nutrient maps and advice on changes to fertiliser regimes. To support dairy farms in Tasmania, Dairy Tas and Cradle Coast NRM collaboratively developed a program to improve soil nutrient management in dairy pastures. The success of this trial has led to the program being introduced across Tasmania.