The Laynhapuy coastal area, rich in plant and animal life, has supported the Yolngu for at least 50,000 years. The Yolngu continue to live on their lands, maintain their traditions and culture and use traditional knowledge to manage their country. Oral histories and art include stories of contact with Macassan traders from eastern Indonesia long before Europeans set foot on the continent.
The public awareness and monitoring activities of the successful Shorebirds 2020 program will be expanded to include the third largest shorebird aggregation in Australia, located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, by training local Indigenous communities in shorebird monitoring. (Text from: Caring for our Country funding - accessed 16 February 2012)
People involved: Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (Birds Australia)