involvement in Management of the Yacca Industry
Industry Management Association[YIMA] was formed in 1994 and became
an Incorporated body in July 1994.
At this time,
there was a lot of concern from the relevent Governing bodies overseeing
the exporting of Yacca from South Australia, namely Environment Australia
who is the Controlling Organisation/Department for all native fauna
in Australia, and local Sate Authority,The Department of Environment
and Natural Resources SA.
Both organisations were concerned about the exploitation, harvesting
techniques and any illegal activities related to the exporting of Yacca.
YIMA was formed out of a need to address these concerns and maintain
the due processes which allow the continuation of the exporting of Yacca
and Public Officer of YIMA since its inception, Dianne has been involved
and seen the entire process of becoming an Association. Her involvment
has included preparation and completion of the Industry Management Plan
which has included liaison with all relevant and interested persons
To continue exporting beyond 30/6/97,YIMA had to formulate and install
a working inventory of Yacca stocks available for harvest as per Yacca
Industry Management Plan.
The Export Declaration Facility from 30/6/97 to September 30th 2000.
On the 1/9/00 an application for the continuation of the Export Declaration
of Controlled Specimens, was completed by YIMA and resulted in approval
to export for a further 3 years, this Declaration is currently in place
from 30/6/00 to 30/9/2003.
order for the renewal beyond 30/9/2003 to be approved YIMA must develop
a revised Management Plan to satisfy Environment Australia regarding
the industry's management.
any information regarding the industry, please contact Di Correll on
+ 61 8 8559 3261 phone/fax or email at yakilo
Please note that the Senior Ranger assisting YIMA with field inspections
and Inventory updates is now Roger Collins ph.8559 7235 Dept forEnvironment
and Heritage/K.I. West End, National Parks and Wildlife South Australia.
Until this time application for Letter of no Objection was applied to
the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Dept in Adelaide, who
had no experience with the local Yacca situation and were not in a position
to deal with local issues as well as The Department based at Flinders
Chase / KI,West End
Consequently the application process was transferred to Kangaroo Island
National parks who have continued to lias and assist YIMA on all matters
relating to Yacca Harvesting / Exports .
Both Andrew and Dianne are on the Executive of YIMA which has a Committee
currently consisting of 5 Industry related personnel. Honary Members
include a representative of Dept of Environment and Heritage, KI Branch
and KI Economic Development Board.
As well as maintenance and updating of Management Plan and Inventory
processes it is also responsible to the organisation to provide quarterly
export data to the Director of the Wildlife Protection Authority/Environment