Topic: "First Nations People"
The Victorian Government is starting important work on how best to manage our largest ever environmental protection initiative involving 96,000 hectares of state forests now protected from timber harvesting for recreation and tourism.
A new Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Landscapes Strategy has been launched today setting out pathways to restore knowledge systems and return decision making powers to Traditional Owners.
Warby-Ovens National Park has become the first site in Victoria to be admitted to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – a global standard for nature conservation recognising the best-managed sites on the planet.
Victorians from all walks of life are encouraged to apply for up to 300 Project Firefighters and Forest and Fire Operations Officers, with the Andrews Labor Government recruiting ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Traditional Owners’ self-determination by putting renewable energy projects directly in the hands of Aboriginal community groups across Victoria.
A significant milestone in recognising the rights of the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners in caring for country was reached today, with the launch of a Joint Management Plan for Barmah National Park.