NAILSMA's association with carbon abatement through the WALFA project gained it visibility and additional funding sources from philanthropic organizations and business.
2004 NAILSMA. Menngen Aboriginal Land Trust (Innesvale Station) Northern Territory: NAILSMA.
The NAILSMA project commences in 2005 and aims to have traditional owners from the Kimberley, Top End of the Northern Territory, southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the Torres Strait regions collaborate on and implement fishing management approaches.
'We want local people to take control and accept responsibility for looking after the dugong and turtle populations they depend on,' said Joe Morrison, Coordinator of NAILSMA.
NAILSMA was developed by the Kimberley Land Council, Northern Land Council and Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation in response to the increasing need to have effective communication to support community-driven management action by traditional owners across the tropics of northern Australia.
(Northern Aboriginal and Islander Land and Sea Management Alliance) 2007 Guidelines and Protocols for the Conduct of Ethical Research, NAILSMA
(Northern Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Association) 2007 Guidelines and Protocols for the Conduct of Research, NAILSMA
As part of the NRMB NT's 'Indigenous Ecological Knowledge' (IEK) program, the CLC and NAILSMA were appointed by the NRMB NT in 2007 to host a $1 million program to support intergenerational transfer of IEK.
NAILSMA (2007) has developed a booklet, Guidelines and Protocols for the Conduct of Research, that provides advice and guidance to researchers wishing to undertake research in Indigenous communities, particularly in natural and cultural resource management.
NAILSMA was established partly to overcome the ad hoc approach of state and federal government funding for Indigenous land management (NAILSMA 2004) with the recognition that 'short time frames stifle long term planning and development of Indigenous institutional structures and the agendas of different agencies involved do not necessarily correspond with Indigenous priorities and caring for country practises' (NAILSMA 2004:5; see also Altman and Whitehead 2003).
Turtle and Dugong Project and the Bardi-Jawi Rangers of One Arm Point Daniel Oades, Turtle and Dugong Project Officer, Land and Sea Management Unit of the Kimberley Land Council (on secondment from Department of Enviromnent and Conservation), and Bardi Jawi traditional owners.