Conservation management of dugongs, cetaceans and threatened marine matters of national environmental significance in the Top End

This is a Northern Territory-run offset program which will deliver conservation management outcomes to dugong, cetaceans and threatened marine matters of national environmental significance (MNES) in the Top End over the next 22 years. The offset program is in its final stages of development with DENR and DAWE and is scheduled to commence in 2021. The purpose of this offset program is to support Aboriginal ranger groups to deliver conservation management projects in the Top End.

Key objectives of this offset program are to maximise:

  • Management actions that enhance the conservation of EPBC listed species, including dugong, cetaceans, threatened marine MNES in the Top End.
  • The capacity of Aboriginal ranger groups to deliver these management actions.