Barnatjarl fencing project


Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation and its daughter organisation Banatjarl are the latest landholders to sign up for the Territory Conservation Agreement program.

TheTCA protects 168 hectares at Barnatjarl including two significant springs and rainforest, and is the 37th agreement to be established.

The TCA is expected to maintain the ecological value of two sites, which include culturally significant rock art, engravings and burial sites.

Parts of the land once experienced intensive pastoral use but the Banatjarl Women’s Group have since established a food garden and bush medicine base, while members of the Jawoyn community also hunt, fish and camp in the area.

Traditional Owner from the Derkolo clan and project manager on the TCA, Steven Andrews, said they would remove feral buffalos, cattle, horses and donkeys from the area and install six kilometres of fencing to keep them out.

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