Ten Deserts Workshop brings groups together

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On April 14, more than 30 people working in land management and on-ground planning across the arid lands of South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia came together for the Ten Deserts Initiative Workshop (ww.tendeserts.org).

The main topic discussed determining the best way forward for us to collaborate across borders to have a meaningful impact on buffel grass and fire management.

Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) Director, Jimmy Cocking is the Coordinator of the Ten Deserts which has been supported by the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (SA), Rangelands NRM (WA) and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Two projects have been identified in both the north west and south west of the of the arid zone. All participants learned more about what others are up to and sparked possiblities of working together that previously hadn’t existed.

ALEC will continue to provide administrative and coordination support for the Ten Deserts until at least the end of 2015.

The Ten Deserts is an exciting collaborative endeavour that will provide opportunities for cross-border and cross-fenceline land management and conservation planning.

For more details on the Ten Deserts – check out the website at www.tendeserts.org or email coordinator@tendeserts.org

The group discussing the possibilities of eradicating buffel grass in the Great Victoria Desert

The group discussing the possibilities of eradicating buffel grass in the Great Victoria Desert

Field trip to the intertexta forest in Ilparpa with Peter Latz

Field trip to the intertexta forest in Ilparpa with Peter Latz

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