NT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
On the 14th and 15th of March, TNRM, in collaboration with The Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) , hosted a workshop to explore the value of ecosystem services delivered by natural assets in the Northern Territory.
The underlying premise of the workshop was that an improved understanding of the value of these services could help attract investment to protect them, but also would better inform the trade-offs being made in key decisions about Territory development. An understanding of the true value of ecosystem services would also enable a better appreciation of the efforts of land managers working across the Territory to protect and enhance the delivery of ecosystem services.
The first day of the workshop took the form of a public presentations session, hosted by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The day was split into three sessions with a total of ten presentations made to 97 registered participants. The presentations are available for download from our website.
Day two was convened as a closed session at Charles Darwin University with a group of 30 invited participants. The day was structured around three sessions focused upon the technical and practical considerations for how an ecosystems services valuation might be approached in the Territory and whether it would be worthwhile to do this.
Reflecting upon the discussions of the previous two days, participants decided:
As a first step it would be worthwhile commissioning the extraction of simple model of Northern Territory Ecosystem services values from a broader global model, as a point of comparison with other jurisdictions and as a communications tool with which to engage decision-makers
A stakeholder group would be formed to pursue the improved valuation Northern Territory Ecosystems. Territory NRM was nominated to convene this group.
2018 NT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
Alan Roe, Program Manager, Natural Resource Management
Dr. Dionne Walsh, Rangeland Program Manager, Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR)
Ricky Archer, Project Coordinator, North Australian Indigenous Lands & Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA)
Mike Digby, Manager, FarmMap 4D
Dr. Simone Maynord, Principal, Simone Maynard Consulting
Prof Karen Gibb, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University
Robbie Henderson, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University
Dr. Peter Whitehead, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University
Stephanie Russo, Manager, Natural Capital, National Australia Bank
Prof Robert Costanza, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU