Mapping Critical Habitat in Yanyuwa Sea Country (under NESP 2 MAC RRRC)

Project: Research

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Description

The Yanyuwa and Marra people in the GoC are custodians of some of the most significant sea grass habitat in the NT. Our understanding of sea grass habitats in this region is a critical knowledge gap. The area is culturally rich and has high biodiversity values, including the highest dugong abundance in the NT and extensive habitat for green turtles. Understanding the distribution and composition of these habitats is necessary to support the aspirations of the Marra and Yanyuwa people to sustainably manage sea country, maintain their strong connection to place, contribute to a Blue Carbon inventory and enable informed decisions by government with regard to coastal development.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date17/12/2131/12/22

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