During our Archi afternoon meetings we had a chat about how biosecurity is really important and that it is a shared responsibility. We focused on how biosecurity is extremely important in sustaining Aboriginal Culture and Heritage.
We started off our afternoon meeting by watching this Youtube video. We learnt that…
- Biosecuirty is an important issue as a lot of introduced species has been brought onto country which affect the natural balance.
- Aboriginal people have a deep affiliation with the land through cultural activity and spiritual knowledge and this is critical that balance is maintained.
- The land council has land that is regenerated so that is goes back to its natural state.
- Goats stop the lizards and mice from returning to the land and that has an impact on other animals who eat them. The Aboriginal Lands council capture the goats and return them to farms. The land is able to regenerate.
- The Aboriginal Lands Council do hazard reduction through fire and a lot of other plants grow back.
- Experts come out to give the right advice to the right people to do the right thing to ensure that biosecurity is in place.
Bio-security is a shared responsibility and it is up to us to make sure that we do our best not to introduce pests into our country that might have a devastating impact on our plants and animals and our Aboriginal heritage and culture. Once they are lost, they are lost forever.