"To control our destiny as our elders before us; in caring for Wuthathi country, culture and community"
Aims of the organisation.
- To manage country according to Wuthathi cultural practice and contemporary management
- Identify conservation areas within Wuthathi country with full Traditional Owner participation
- Develop and implement a detailed management plan according to custom and contemporary to the conservation of identified areas
- Establish a small Wuthathi community
- Support economic self-determination through the development of sustainable or conservation-based economic enterprises
- Develop successful working partnerships to achieve Wuthathi’s aspirations and goals
- Establish an ongoing funding core for the management of our country, including employment and training funds
We currently have a Land and Sea Management framework which outlines our plans for the Wuthathi Integrated Culture and Conservation program (ICCP).
The integration of culture and conservation practice enables our management of country to meet both conservation and development needs.
We are looking at developing programs that support:
- conservation and day to day management of country
- community development
- strengthening cultural awareness and education
- developing policies to support both conservation and development
- Establish a ranger base
- Implement a comprehensive management program
- Explore partnerships to support our conservation goals and objectives
Raine Island is an untouched wilderness on the northern Great Barrier Reef which is identified as the largest rookery in the world for the green turtle with upwards of 15,000 females having been recorded attempting to nest at the one time along the approximately 1.8km of beach.
We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander People as the first inhabitants of the nation, and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where we live and work.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are warned that this website may contain images and or names of deceased indigenous persons or sites of cultural significants.