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CRN Segments Round 5: Sounds From Nature (TribeFM)

Lachlan Wyllie, 4th July 2017
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Getting to hear and know a little about Australian fauna
  • Producer: Ros Elliott
  • Station: TribeFM, Willunga SA
  • Duration: 5-6:00 minutes per segment
  • Tags: ecology, australian fauna, science, nature
  • Suitable for: environmental programming, between programs, standalone broadcast, science programming
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The animals that live in Australia are unique. Often we see or hear them but know very little of their complex ecology. This series will give you easy to understand scientific knowledge about each featured animal, or group of similar species. Bird, frog or mammal calls recorded by David Steward and used with permission of Nature Sounds are played to help you identify when these animals are around your place.

This series is aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of needs of the animals with which we share this continent.

These and many more Segments are available for broadcast on your local station now. 

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With the proliferation of global information and communications technologies (ICT), the concept of community no longer has geographical limitations. Yet, from ecological and social perspectives, connecting people and communities to their immediate environment is now more urgent than ever. In this paper we show how an Indigenous led initiative reaches across geographical and cultural gulfs by using digital media in ways that are profoundly embedded in the values associated with specific places. We refer to a grass-roots Indigenous created and led organization that with support from numerous partnerships across Australia has for many years used media to convey cultural and environmental values. The methodology of Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TRKP), co-created according to the ancient knowledge system of the Kuku Thaypan Traditional Owner Elders in Cape York Peninsula, illustrates the way media can be used to traverse disciplinary boundaries and connect both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to places.

We start by describing how the simple act of picking up a camera to film this ancient knowledge system led to the creation of Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TKRP). Then, we explain how the methods of using various media are anchored in the Indigenous sense of country and interconnectedness, embedded in the spiritual, philosophical and ideological perspectives of Traditional Knowledge. We outline processes that scaffold these methods, such as the way media is controlled by participating Indigenous communities and incorporated into practice and research in environmental management. This leads us to discussing some of the roles of different media in reflecting on practices, within and between communities, and translating and communicating across worldviews. We conclude by indicating how using media can connect people to place and inspire their reflection upon the mediation by media in these connections. We propose this provides new insights for improving media tools, training methods and approaches to solution making to issues of environmental, social and economic concern.