Social Return on Investment analysis of the Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area
The Minyumai Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA) has provided an opportunity for the Bandjalang clan to re-engage with culture and language through country. Through land and fire management work, Bandjalang traditional owners have seen the restoration of native plants and animals that were thought to have been lost. Their return serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience of the Bandjalang people and enables them to better understand themselves, their culture, and their place in the world. The IPA programme has demonstrated successes across a broad range of outcome areas, effectively overcoming barriers to addressing Indigenous disadvantage and engaging Indigenous Australians in meaningful employment to achieve large scale conservation outcomes, thus aligning the interests of Indigenous Australians and the broader community.