Charles Darwin University’s Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Joint Management Project
This checking and learning project is about helping Traditional Owners and the NT Parks and Wildlife Service (Parks) to improve joint management by working together. Parks and Traditional Owners assisted by the Northern and Central Land Councils and Charles Darwin University are discussing and deciding on a framework to monitor and evaluate joint management of four parks. The framework will identify key questions (indicators) to find out how joint management activities in Parks are working, like caring for country, looking after visitors and decision-making processes.
The project ran for three years (2008-2011). Funds for the project were provided by the Australian Research Council as well as Parks, Northern and Central Land Councils and Charles Darwin University.
Interim findings and activities of the Project have been prepared by Dr Natasha Stacey and Dr Arturo Izurietawere. Findings were presented at the AIATSIS NTRU 2010 Native Title Conference:
- Stacey, N and Izurieta, A. 2010. Monitoring and Evaluation of Joint Management of Parks and Reserves in the Northern Territory. Brief for the Native Title Conference, Canberra, 2 June 2010.
End of project findings have been published as journal paper, and also formed the basis of a guidebook, which is intended for use by traditional owners, parks staff and land council staff involved in joint management.
- Izurieta, A., B. Sithole, N. Stacey, H. Hunter-Xenie, B. Campbell, P. Donohoe, J. Brown and L. Wilson. 2011. Developing Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluating Joint Management Effectiveness in Protected Areas in the Northern Territory, Australia. Ecology and Society (3): 9. [online]
- Izurieta, A., N. Stacey, J. Karam, with contributions by M. Moyses, R. Ledgar, M. Burslem, D. Scopel, P. Donohoe, P. Donohoe and B. Panton (2011) Guidebook for Supporting Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Jointly Managed Parks in the Northern Territory, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, 54pps.