NRM BASED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Conservation activities that tap into market opportunities can contribute to the prosperity of many Territorians, in particular Indigenous people and those who live in remote areas. TNRM supports developing the conservation economy and rural
livelihoods through activities including carbon farming, rehabilitation of mine sites and degraded land, producing bush food and sustainable harvests, and wildlife and biodiversity enterprises.
SUSTAINABLE KAKADU PLUM HARVEST IN WADEYE
Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) is a native bush fruit that grows in the Top End. Wadeye community members were engaged to research the potential for Kakadu Plum trees to fully recover from damage caused by poor harvesting practices.
ROCK OYSTER SEAFOOD INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
The Darwin Aquaculture Centre, the Warruwi community on South Goulburn Island and the Pirlangimpi community on the Tiwi Islands have partnered to trial farming tropical black-lip rock oysters for local consumption and for sale into Australian seafood markets. The project engendered community support and led to several local people undertaking formal aquaculture training, through the aid of a locally produced video. It is hoped this project will allow them to pursue successful careers as they develop a sustainable, local seafood industry.