About the partners
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship focuses on understanding Australia's oceans: their biodiversity, resources and relationships with the climate system. The flagship delivers practical science that enables governments, industries and communities to make informed decisions about the sustainable management of marine and coastal resources. It provides CSIRO's contribution towards national challenges in which oceans play a central role.
Cape York Natural Resource Management NRM)
Regional NRM bodies are responsible for protecting and managing Australia's natural resources. To do this, regional NRM plans were developed to outline how a regional body will identify and achieve the region's NRM targets. Cape York NRM has adopted a business model that sees it deliver the vast majority of its on-ground work through partnerships with: Cape York Sustainable Futures South Cape York Catchments Cook Shire Council (hosts for Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Program) Mitchell River Watershed Management Group Aak Puul Ngantam trading as APN Cape York (Southern Wik People) Wik Projects.
Aak Puul Ngantam (APN) Cape York
APN Cape Yorks ultimate goal is to help families of the Aurukun community return to their traditional land. APN Cape Yorks ultimate goal is to help families of the Aurukun community return to their traditional land. Our objectives are to: assist traditional owners getting back to country; assist traditional owners in the transfer of traditional knowledge to younger generations; look after and maintain the cultural and environmental diversity of the natural resources of the Southern Wik and Kugu groups and country; promote sustainable economic and training opportunities for all Wik and Kugu people; and promote social programs to improve health and educational outcomes for Wik and Kugu people.
Atlas of Living Australia
The Atlas of Living Australia project is a national collaboration between the Australian museums, herbaria and biological collections, and the Commonwealth Government, to create a national database of Australia's flora and fauna, all freely available online at www.ala.org.au. The Atlas is helping to build a more detailed picture of Australia's biodiversity and provide more adequate biodiversity data for researchers, environmental managers and policy makers. Scientists, citizen scientists and others can use the Atlas to find information, records and images of Australia's flora and fauna, and to view the recorded information on maps - the Atlas's mapping tools include more than 300 environmental layers.
TeachWild is using Atlas-developed software called FieldData to record and aggregate data collected in the field. FieldData software allows members to easily add data and photos to the portal online, which can then be shared and analysed.