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Dugongs (Dugong dugon) are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species and as other specially protected fauna in WA under Schedule 7 of the Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protect... moreed Fauna) Notice 2015). Gaps in our knowledge in Western Australia include having a good understanding of the species’ distribution, abundance and high use areas across the northwest.
This 3-year project (2014-2017) integrated Indigenous knowledge and scientific observations from field surveys to better understand the distribution, abundance and movements of dugong in the Kimberley region. The data collected also provides a baseline for future monitoring and management.
This medata record relates to raw and processed aerial survey data of marine fauna collected between 21st September 2015 and 8th October 2015 in Kimberley coastal waters to the 20m bathymetry line, comprising dugongs (Dugong dugon), Australian snubfin dolphins (Orcaella heinsohni), other dolphins (bottlenose, spinners, false killer whales), humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and large, mostly green turtles (Chelonia mydas).
The WA Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA, ex-DPaW) and CSIRO provided additional resources to extend the North Kimberley dugong aerial survey boundary westwards (Broome to just past Port Hedland) to cover the South Kimberley-Pilbara coastal regions, to close the last remaining knowledge gap of the dugong distribution and abundance in Australia. This additional survey was completed in May 2017.
Data from a trial movement study undertaken between 1-18th August 2016 also forms part of this metadata record. Five dugongs were tagged with Telonics manatee/dugong tags. GPS and ARGOS satellite detection locations and dive data were downloaded weekly from the ARGOS web site.less
WAMSI-Kim 1.2.5 Dugong Management - Dugong distribution and movement - Published 24 Nov 2017
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 gove... morernments and other statutory authorities with Indigenous land and sea management interests. Indigenous land and sea interests was comprised of:
a) 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
DoE: RFQ 1415-0422 Lead authors for biod - Spatial analysis of Indigenous land interests - Published 11 Aug 2016