Sustainability

Mining, tourism, and recreational fishing are all part of a contemporary Groote Eylandt.

In all these commercial endeavours, however, traditional owners make sure they’ll bring positive environmental, social and economic outcomes for the Anindilyakwa people before agreeing to sustainable land use for these activities.

Protecting and conserving the biosecurity and unique environment of the archipelago and its many endangered animals is a cultural obligation of the Anindilyakwa people.

A team of around 20 Indigenous rangers work to conserve the biodiversity, ecological and cultural values of the island through traditional and contemporary management activities across both the land and sea, including:

The manganese mine on Groote Eylandt operates a rehabilitation program to care for areas affected by mining operations.