|Dr. Anna Poelina|
- tax and accounting, such as Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation, ACCA
- consulting, such as Martijn Wilder AM, Head of Global Environmental Markets, Baker & McKenzie
- international development and environmental management, such as Nils Axel Braathen, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, OECD
- diplomacy, such as Hugo Llorens, Consul General of Consulate General of United States in Sydney,
- land trusts, such as Gary Wells, CEO of the Nature Conservative Trust of NSW,
- mining industry, such as Samantha Daly, Partner, McCullough Robertson
- government, such as John Seidel, Principal Project Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
- NGOs, such as Dr. Anne Poelina, Managing Director, Madjulla Incorporated.
Some of the papers, however, extended to biodiversity protection and environmental stewardship.
One of my favorite presentations was by Dr. Anna Poelina, "A Case Study for Environmental Tax Offsets: Collaboration of Indigenous Science and Western Science to Value and Protect Cultural and Geoheritage Landscapes as Culture, Science and Conservation (Green) Economies." She has developed a website and has been been using film to educate and inform the world of the rare beauty of the Mardoowarra, the Nyikina name of the river now known as the Fitzroy in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and protect it from the increasingly severe incursions of the mining industry. The films showcase the cultural and natural assets of the area and relay information about lawsuits that have been brought against Rio Tinto following the release of scientific studies about the impacts of mining on the Mardoowarra.
Perhaps the Apache could use film as well as the Internet to share their perspective on the recent Congressional trade of Apache sacred land to Rio Tinto in a fine-print rider attached to the military spending bill in December of 2014, the National Defense Authorization Act.