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Banksia Award 2014The Indigenous Bio-cultural Knowledge Working Group won a 2014 Banksia Award in the category of Indigenous Leadership for Sustainability.

This award was gained for the work the group has been conducting (with ACEAS support), to collate documents and examples of living IBK and promote them through a “one-stop-shop” website www.aibk.info. This website includes a world-first map, which illustrates the locations of place-based publically-available Australian IBK. The map allows for analysis of gaps, hotspots and opportunities for IBK documentation.


The IBK Working Group was recognised as a unique collaboration of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scientists and land managers from a range of organisations from remote to urban Australia. This project is highly innovative and contemporary in its delivery of IBK to the world stage.

 

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L to R: Gerry Turpin (Australian Tropical Herbarium), Emilie Ens (Macquarie University), John Locke (Biocultural Consulting Pty Ltd), Kelvin Ironstone and Rose Munur (Ngkurr, Northern Territory), Petina Pert (CSIRO), and Alison Specht (ACEAS)
Members of the group at the Banksia ceremony
Left to Right: Gerry Turpin (Australian Tropical Herbarium), Emilie Ens (Macquarie University), John Locke (Biocultural Consulting Pty Ltd), Kelvin Ironstone and Rose Munur (Ngkurr, Northern Territory), Petina Pert (CSIRO), and Alison Specht (ACEAS)

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 11:19