These are organisations, institutions and individuals who value-add to the work we do by supporting us with additional expertise, funding and resources; helping us connect to important networks; or by creating activities and events that help us to tell our story.
We need and value all our partners though only the major ones are listed below.
Picta Creative - A small studio with big ideas
Picta Creative is a small creative studio in Melbourne Australia. In our world, creativity is key, and anything is possible. We design, illustrate, code, animate and write. Our expertise can help your brand stand out from the crowd.
We want to develop holistic, unique solutions that captivate and mobilise your audience. Whatever the message or medium, we can work with you to germinate a seed, grow a rainforest, refurbish an old gem, explore new territory or work with a well laid plan. If you would like to learn more, visit our website at www.pictacreative.com.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world’s biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
To learn more, visit the World Wide Fund for Nature website.
Working on Country
The Australian Government established Working on Country recognising that protecting and conserving the environment is a shared responsibility and to provide sustainable employment for Indigenous people.
Indigenous people have long-held cultural and traditional responsibilities to protect and manage their land and sea country. They own an estimated 20 per cent of the Australian continent, upon which lies some of our most environmentally precious natural assets and, for Indigenous people, is rich in cultural and spiritual meaning.
Working on Country builds on Indigenous traditional knowledge to protect and manage land and sea country. Almost 700 Indigenous rangers across 99 ranger teams are employed across Australia to deliver environmental outcomes. It is expected that around 730 rangers will be trained and employed through Working on Country by June 2015.
To learn more, visit the Australian Government Department of the Environment website.
Cape York NRM
Cape York NRM is a community led organisation which works with individuals, groups and communities. We do this through formal and informal partnerships to plan and care for land and sea, through natural resource and cultural heritage management. Our goal is to plan for sustainable natural resource management (NRM) for the whole of Cape York and we are doing this by talking with people across sectors to identify issues and respond to needs.
We attract funding to implement small and large scale NRM projects across the Cape, and pride ourselves in ensuring that this funding gets out to the people on the ground that are best placed to undertake NRM work. This work involves feral animal and weed control,biodiversity and threatened species monitoring and protection, property management planning, implementing sustainable farming practices, fencing, or tree-planting, just to name a few activities. For more activities, check our newsletters and our projects pages.
To learn more visit the Cape York NRM website.
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation
The Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation (LHAC, also known as Laynha) is an Aboriginal owned and managed community organisation. Incorporated in 1985, Laynha supports some 30 homeland communities across North-East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Laynha is a member based association of Yolngu (Aboriginal people of North-East Arnhem Land). The Laynhapuy homelands are on Aboriginal land held as inalienable freehold title by the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Lands Trust under the Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976.
In the early 1970’s, senior Yolngu leaders and their extended families began moving away from the mission communities and the expanding mining town, to return to their traditional clan lands around Arnhem Land. This homelands movement was a Yolngu initiative, instigated before any government support for such movements. They cleared land for airstrips and built their own houses with assistance of Ngapaki (non-Indigenous people), using timber from their land.
The clan elders aspired to determine their own future, conduct their affairs according to Yolngu law and live and raise their children on their traditional land. Their vision was to develop sustainable, self sufficient homelands for themselves, their families and future generations. That vision is still strong and relevant today.
to learn more click on their website link here: http://www.laynhapuy.com.au/home
Australian National Maritime Museum
Located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, this museum aims to explore and manage maritime heritage in ways that enlighten, inspire and delight people everywhere. The Museum promotes a broad interpretation of maritime heritage and culture; to preserve it and to bring it to life.
The distinctive main building, with a roofline evoking waves and sails, houses exhibitions that:
- explore Australia's links with the sea
- consider how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia.
These exhibitions are themed, ranging from Indigenous lore and European seafaring to aquatic sport and the maritime defence of our shores.
To learn more visit the Australian National Maritime Museum website.