Marine Conservation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland, Australia
In 1988, the Institute developed a project to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland, Australia in marine conservation.
To support and manage the increasing scope of the Instituteís workin Australia, in 1990, with support from MacArthur Foundation, Cultural Survival, AusAID, and other Australian agencies, Dr. Cordellestablishedthe Community Resource Management Center, at University of Queensland.
The Community Resource Management Centerís activities consisted of:
a program of small grants to communities, technical assistance and training in conservation planning and resource mapping
field research and inputs into a range of significant indigenous protected area, land and marine management initiatives in N. Australia and Melanesia, including the first coastal zone management plan for Papua New Guinea
helping develop components of the Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy(CYPLUS)