We begin by acknowledging the Larrakia people as the traditional owners of the land in which the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023) will be held. The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) pays respect to elders past, present, and emerging and recognizes the importance of the Larrakia people as the traditional custodians of country throughout the Darwin region and the connection that is held to the land, sea and community.
The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. Their country runs from Cox peninsula in the west to Gunn Point in the north, Adelaide River in the east and down to the Manton Dam area southwards. Members of the Larrakia Nation will play a part in many aspects of SER2023.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. At the end of September, we will be in the dry season with daytime temperatures averaging 32 degrees Celsius or 90 degrees Fahrenheit and night time temperatures averaging 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Darwin is a vibrant city where Asia and Australia meet, with a rich fusion of cultures and long-standing cultural and trading links in the Asia Pacific region. As the capital harbor city of Australia’s Northern Territory, it is the area’s population center and business hub.
Darwin is the gateway to Kakadu, Nitmuluk (Katherine Gorge) and Litchfield national parks, recognised as World Heritage sites of stunning landscape and ecological significance. Its location and history offer participants at SER2023 the opportunity to join a variety of single and multi-day field trips. Local experts and Indigenous guides will share their knowledge with treks along coastal wetlands, tours of urban rainforest restoration and insights into community-led coastal conservation.
Walk, ride, trek or canoe in some of Australia’s most diverse natural landscapes. Witness magnificent gorges, crystal clear waterholes and tropical waters teeming with fish, as you immerse yourself in the region’s unique history and culture.