Monitoring Threatened Species on Indigenous lands: Bilbies in the Martu Determination

Date: 21, Jun, 2018
Author(s):   Anja Skroblin, Martu Rangers, Brendan Wintle, Tracy Carboon, Edward Game
Publisher: TSR Hub

Martu people are traditional owners of over 14 million hectares of the western deserts, one of the last strongholds of the greater bilby. The project is combining Indigenous knowledge and Western scientific techniques to create and establish bilby monitoring and data management programs that will be implemented by Martu Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Rangers. Establishing a robust monitoring program will allow Martu people to evaluate the effectiveness of land management strategies. Local co-design of the method will ensure it is practical and relevant to the rangers who will implement it long-term, and data should be informative to national recovery planning.