Feral Animals

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Added by Central Land Council

Description Since Yapa stopped walking their country, many changes have occurred. These changes include the introduction and proliferation of feral animals and weeds species, altered fire regimes and changes in water quality at important wetlands due to feral animal impacts.
Cats and foxes have done most damage to extinction of many medium-sized mammals and threaten mammals, reptiles and ground-nesting bids. Cats live all across the NTIPA.
Cattle and horses cause most damage at wetland areas because of their browsing, trampling, overgrazing, spread of weeds, competing for food like grasses, defecating and water use. They damage the wetland area and this impacts on native animal communities that rely on these water places.
Northern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) committee members directed the CLC to re-imagine their IPA Plan of Management, an English-heavy guide book for looking after the IPA. The brief was to create a lush digital resource using spoken Warlpiri that could be accessed both online and offline to mirror the content of the management plan and be navigated through voice commands. The CLC’s hope is that the IPA digital storybooks will help all Warlpiri – from elders to school children – to better understand and support the work to keep country healthy and culture strong. The CLC has made digital storybooks for both the Southern Tanami and the Northern Tanami IPAs. See www.ngurra.org and www.walyalku.org.au

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