Our Country Our Way: Guidelines for Australian Indigenous Protected Area Management Plans

16 August 2012 | Downloads - publication

Our Country Our Way is an illustrated guide that can be used by anyone interested in developing a management plan for an Indigenous Protected Area. Indigenous Protected Area management plans are based on making connections between Indigenous people, country, traditional law, custom and culture with the Australian and international systems for protected area management. 

Indigenous Protected Area management plans are most effective if they make sure Indigenous peoples drive and determine how protected area management requirements will be met.

Many people worked on Our Country Our Way. Indigenous Protected Area managers, traditional owners, staff within the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, researchers in the CSIRO, an independent Indigenous consultant, and other management plan consultants have all contributed to its development. Hill, R., F. Walsh, J. Davies, and M. Sandford. 2011.