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Indigenous Land and Sea Interests
Land that is owned or managed by Australia’s Indigenous communities, or over which Indigenous people have use and rights, was compiled from information supplied by Australian, state and territory governments and other statutory authorities with Indigenous land and sea management interests. Indigenous land and sea interests was comprised of:
... morea) Indigenous tenure for Australia (Aboriginal Reserve, Aboriginal Deed of Grant, Aboriginal Freehold Land (inalienable and alienable), Aboriginal Local Government Lease, Aboriginal held lease (other than pastoral), Aboriginal held pastoral lease, Multi feature Aboriginal freehold – National Parks) (1,105,992 km2);
b) Indigenous Protected Areas IPAs including sea country (684,124 km2);
c) Native title outcomes for areas within determinations
a. exclusive possession (851,117 km2), and
b. non-exclusive possession (1,500,776 km2) ;
d) Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database 2014 – (Aboriginal Areas, and National Park Aboriginal) – (16,790 km2).
Note 1: overlaps have been removed between tenure types (a-d).
Note 2: Registered native title claims (yet to be determined) and Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) are excluded
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Natural Resource Management
Wildlife and Habitat Management
See attached supporting document.
Commonwealth of Australia (Department of the Environment), National Native Title Tribunal, and Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia).
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
CSIRO (Australia), Australian Government Department of Environment (Australia), Geoscience Australia (Australia)
Pert, Petina (2016): Indigenous Land and Sea Interests. v3. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO, Australian Government Department of Environment, Geoscience Australia 2016.
Although the associated metadata is public, the files (if any) have not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this collection to discuss access to the files.
DoE: RFQ 1415-0422 Lead authors for biod
State of the Environment 2016 report - Land chapter. Contribution by Petina Pert and Illaspeci Lyons on Indigenous land and sea management.
Spatial analysis of Indigenous land interests
Spatial analysis of Indigenous land interests for Australia and creation of maps for State of the Environment 2016 report - Land chapter
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