Program 11 'Resilient Torres Strait communities'

Program 11 will have two projects designed to assist key decision makers in the Torres Strait community to build a resilient future based on sustainable environmental use. The program will deliver information on the value of ecosystem services underpinning Torres Strait livelihoods within the cultural frame of the region. The program will deliver information on resource sharing with Treaty Villages in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and improved methodologies to support emerging sustainable industries in the region. A mechanism to repatriate knowledge in culturally appropriate ways will continue to be developed and used to raise awareness of environmental issues and build community resilience in Torres Strait. The program will also work with existing biosecurity arrangements to enhance the methodologies for detection and prevention of wildlife disease incursions.