THE DINOSAUR COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP
A Broome-based not for profit community organisation, the Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG), has been formed to “protect and promote the dinosaur tracks of the Dampier Peninsula and educate the public about their cultural and scientific significance”.
- The Dinosaur Coast will become internationally renowned for its cultural heritage and its scientific and tourism values.
- The DCMG will be recognised as a key stakeholder in the protection and promotion of the Dinosaur Coast.
SUPPORT THE DINOSAUR COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP (DCMG)
1) Take out a membership
It’s only $20 per year or $50 for three!
Fill out our online form with PayPal payment options.Click Here
or download aMembership Form
Membership will give you the opportunity to take part in field trips and to work with the scientists when they are in Broome. It’s a great way to learn more about the Broome Dinosaur tracks!
2) Make a donation and become a Friend of DCMG.
If you have a PayPal account, use our Donate Button.
Alternatively, our bank account details are:
Dinosaur Coast Management Group Inc. Commonwealth Bank Broome
BSB: 066-505 Account Number: 10512115
Please note: At present DCMG does not have tax deductibility status. We are working on it!
DCMG has a very valuable supporter in their Patron, Dr Carmen Lawrence. Dr Lawrence last visited Broome in mid-2016 when she saw a number of dinosaur tracksites. She was impressed with the diversity of tracks and said she was pleased to see scientists, traditional owners and community members working together.
As scientist Dr Steve Salisbury said:
- Having Dr Lawrence as Patron is a significant coup for the DCMG and ongoing protection of the Dinosaur Coast. As former Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, Dr Lawrence has a wealth of knowledge about heritage protection, and it will be fantastic to have someone of her standing talking about the significance of the Dampier Peninsula’s dinosaur tracks in a range of public forums.
Dr Lawrence‘s words:
- I look forward to working with the DCMG and Traditional Custodians to ensure that the fine balance between protection and visitation of dinosaur sites is achieved, and helping the National Heritage-listed Dinosaur Coast to become acknowledged as one of Australia’s key dinosaur areas.
In a major milestone for the DCMG, the results of Dr Salisbury’s team’s initial research on the dinosaur tracks of the Walmadany area (James Price Point) were published in early 2017. Media interest in the research and publication was intense. The DCMG anticipates a surge in interest in the tracks once the research findings become better known, both from Broome locals and tourists visiting the area.
HELP PROTECT THE TRACKSITES
- Please be careful when launching your boat or parking your car on the beach – don’t crack the tracks! We want them to be there for future generations to enjoy and marvel at.
- Another concern is that prints could be stolen or vandalised. If you see anyone acting suspiciously near a dinosaur track, please ring the Broome Police Station on 0891 940 200 and/or the Shire Ranger on 0407 382 079 and tell them what you have seen.
BECOME A DINOSAUR TRACKER
- Link up with like-minded people through the DCMG Facebook page.
- If you find what you think are ’new’ tracks or a ‘new’ tracksite, contact DCMG as soon as possible via email and let us know. We’ll make plans to make sure your find is checked out and, if necessary, documented and protected.
- If you are not sure whether you have found a print, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page where it can be identified.
- Remember to stay safe when you’re out dinosaur tracking!