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Mount Chappell Island Indigenous Protected Area

Category: Place
Date: 1 September 2000
Sub Category:Indigenous Protected Area
Location:Furneaux Island group, north of Tasmania in the Ba, Tasmania, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Chappell Island Indigenous Protected Area
  • Subject Matter:Environmental Heritage
    Summary Information:
    Mount Chappell Island was declared an Indigenous Protected Area in September 2000. The area of 325 hectares has spectacular scenery and is an area of high cultural and historical value for the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. The natural environment has been altered extensively through European use of the natural resources including mutton birds, seals and pastures for grazing livestock. Chappell Island is Aboriginal owned land and is managed by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
    Detailed Information:
    There are extremely invasive weed species on Chappel Island and the IPA Program aims to restore the natural vegetation. Work is to concentrate on weed removal, revegetation, fencing, and investigation of the restoration of mutton bird rookeries.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Mount Chappell Island Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Natural Heritage Trust
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
  • Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
  • Event
  • Mount Chappell Island Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 (Tas)
  • People
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal community
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Reserve System Program

  • References

    Media Release
    Australian Government (2004) $100,000 Australian Government Support for Mount Chappell Island and Badger Island Indigenous Protected Area
    Report
    Environment Australia (Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage) (2002) Indigenous Land Management. The Land Needs its People. Indigenous Protected Areas.
    Resource
    Environment Australia (Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage Indigenous Communities & the Environment. Indigenous Protected Areas: Mt Chappell and Badger Islands Indigenous Protected Areas

    Documents

    Map
    Mount Chappell Island Financial Assistance Agreement Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)

    Glossary

    Indigenous Protected Area (Australia) | Indigenous Protected Areas Programme (Australia)

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