Miya instigated and lead a project to empower Torres Strait Traditional Owners to record and manage their Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in line with customary protocols and Indigenous intellectual property rights. This project was directed by Torres Strait Traditional Owners and Elders, and aimed to ensure that TEK was protected for the future, and appropriately underpinned conservation management efforts in the region. Miya successfully secured federal funding to support the delivery of the project and oversighted its delivery, including through a pilot phase. In consultation with Traditional Owners and working with international environmental lawyer Catherine Monagle, Miya negotiated amendments to funding agreements with federal and state agencies to ensure Traditional Owners’ concerns were addressed around ownership of Indigenous intellectual property and management of culturally sensitive information. Following a national open tender process, the team at Environmental Systems Solutions was engaged to work with the project team, including Traditional Owners and Rangers, to design and develop a customised database system and Knowledge Guardianship Kit to support the recording and management of TEK in participating communities across the region, and to train Rangers in the use of the system.