‘Looking after country two-ways’: Insights into Indigenous community-based conservation from the Southern Tanami


  • Karissa Preuss,

  • Madeline Dixon

  • This paper offers insights and practical lessons for a ‘two-way’ approach to combining Indigenous and non-Indigenous ecological knowledge in environmental planning and management. It is based on the experience of developing an Indigenous Protected Area to conserve 10 million hectares of biologically and culturally significant land in the Southern Tanami region of Central Australia

Karissa Preuss and Madeline Dixonare the former Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area Development Officer and Yuendumu-based Senior Warlpiri Ranger, respectively, with the Central Land Council (PO Box 3321, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia; Tel: +61 8 8951 6211).Karissais also a postgraduate research student with the Fenner School of Environment and Society (Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; Tel: +61 412 206 491; Email: karissapreuss@gmail.com ).