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A variety of strategies and guidelines help organisations and Traditional Owners work together to care for the Great Barrier Reef. Most strategies have been put together with Traditional Owners to help understand Reef Traditional Owner rights, interests, and management obligations, while others provide guidance for successful engagement.

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acknowledges the expertise, wisdom, and enduring connections that have informed the guardianship of the Reef for millennia. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners as the first managers of this land and sea, and value their traditional knowledge which continues to inform the current management and stewardship of the Reef for future generations.