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MEDIA RELEASE: Inspirational finalists announced in NRM awards

For more than three decades, Glenn Wightman’s work and career has been focused on Territorians and helping them protect their bicultural knowledge. Glenn is a finalists in the NRM Lifetime Achievement award.

An inspirational program helping to develop the next generation of Indigenous rangers, farmers leading the way in sustainable practices, and those excelling at educating the community are among the finalists of the 2021 Northern Territory Natural Resource Management Awards.

The awards recognise the Territory’s champions of natural resource management and the time and energy they put into looking after our land, water and biodiversity.

From the Karrkad Kanjdji Trust and Aboriginal ranger programs working together to care for country and culture in West and Central Arnhem Land to the Nakara Primary School Eco Warriors, each of the finalists has championed an NRM cause in their local area.

TNRM CEO Karen May said that she was in awe of the remarkable contribution of so many people who work hard and excel in their efforts to look after our natural resources.

“There is strong representation from Indigenous ranger groups and schools, along with business implementing sustainable practices and innovating in the face of COVID-19, and scientists addressing some of Australia's most pressing conservation issues,” she said.

“Two very notable champions of NRM, John Whatley and Glenn Wightman, who have both dedicated several decades to work in the natural resource management field, have been named as finalists in the Lifetime Achievement award.”

Hosted by TNRM since 2014, the awards recognise, celebrate and create greater public awareness of the diverse groups and projects that contribute to the sustainable management of the Northern Territory’s waterways, land and sea country.

List of the finalists here

Vote for your favourite finalist in the People’s Choice Award here

The winners of the 2021 NT NRM Awards will be announced at the much loved gala dinner, on Wednesday, 17 November at the Darwin Convention Centre.

This event is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the generous support of our Conference partners.

More information here





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