Top End conservation and wildlife interest groups
Top End Native Plant Society (TENPS)
TENPS are group of people who share a common interest in conserving, learning about and growing native plants in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. Their website has a wonderful index to Top End Native Flowers, organised by colour. Click on the logo or title above to go to the website !
The Environment Centre NT is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory, Australia. The Environment Centre NT has been working to protect the environment since 1983. They are the only community sector environment organisation based in the Top End that addresses all the major environmental and sustainability issues facing the Territory
The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc. (EDONT) is a not-for-profit community legal centre operating in the Northern Territory which specialises in public interest environmental law. The EDONT advises and acts for individuals, traditional owners, community groups and conservation groups seeking to protect the environment in the public interest.
At the Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs) not only do you see wildlife up-close in their natural habitats, you meet them walking through tree top aviaries, strolling around a natural lagoon and even get to interact with them during daily presentations.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory is responsible for a comprehensive system of land and marine protected areas across the Territory – managing over 90 parks and reserves for conservation and nature based recreation and tourism. The Park and Reserve system encompasses over 45,000 square kilometres, from the arid Centre to the tropical Top End, approximately 3.5% of the Territory’s land mass. Thirty two of the over 90 parks and reserves are jointly managed in partnership with Aboriginal people.
The Commission also assists the community in the protection, conservation and management of the Northern Territory’s native wildlife and to protect the public and maintain confidence in relation to dangerous and problem wildlife, particularly saltwater crocodiles
Territory Natural Resource Management (TNRM) is an independent not for profit organisation that works with landholders, groups, industry and government to ensure sustainable management of our water, land, soils, plants and animals.
This team is responsible for implementing the Bushfires Act and supporting landholders with fire mitigation and prescribed burning in the rural area and beyond. Staff are located in Darwin, Batchelor, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. To see a map of NT regions click here
NT Fire and rescue are responsible for implementing the bush fires Act and carrying out prescribed burning, as well as fire mitigation in the Darwin Area and immediate rural area.
(North Australian Fire Management) is a web site showing fire history, hot spots, fire scars through mapping data. This could be useful in looking at the fire history, near and surrounding your land.
NT Department of Land Resource Management Weeds branch
The Weed Management Branch works to preserve our natural resources, industries and lifestyles by preventing the introduction and spread of weeds. Managing rapid responses to new, high weed risk incursions is also a priority.
The Branch provides landholders with best practice management information that:
- promotes effective and cost efficient to integrated weed control;
- assists with identification, survey and mapping of weeds; and
- enables the development of weed management plans to eradicate or control weeds
There are over 4000 Landcare groups across Australia. Landcare groups and Landcare projects can be urban, rural, regional or agricultural in nature. Landcare groups characteristically consist of Friends of groups, community environmental groups, land managers or land owners such as farmers or primary producers.
Current trends in Landcare include adaptation of farming practices for climate change and use of traditional ecological knowledge in land management.
Ludmilla Landcare Group, Contact: Chris Capper firstname.lastname@example.org
Casuarina Coastal Reserve Land-care Group, Contact: Deborah Hall email@example.com
Friends of Mitchell Creek, Contact: Sue McKinnon firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Landcare Facilitator NT, Contact: Peter Clifton email@example.com