Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef continue to assert their inherent rights and interests from their continuing connection to Land and Sea Country. As custodians of land and sea, Traditional Owners assert that their special rights and interests extend beyond the definition of ‘stakeholders’.
Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef are engaged in a variety of programs and projects. Links to some examples are shown below, this is not an exhaustive list.
Planning in the Great Barrier Reef
Activities in the Great Barrier Reef
The Journey storyboard takes the viewer through time, starting with the creation of the Great Barrier Reef and moves to the present day where Traditional Owners and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have shared responsibilities and obligations to maintain a healthy reef for future generations. Traditional Owners come to the table for Sea Country Partnerships with their Lore, customs and heritage values.
- Legal instruments through legislation and regulations at the national and international level; and
- A suite of tools for managing the Marine Park in accordance with their legal obligations.
Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreements (TUMRA)
Groups with websites include: