How are Indigenous Rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas funded?

Answer

While Indigenous Rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas can draw on a range of funding sources the core support for these highly successful programs comes from the Federal Government.  This provides a backbone of certainty and flexible funding arrangements that can be tailored to local  circumstances and environmental and cultural priorities at the same time as meeting national and regional priorities for environmental management.  It is this stable core of support combined with committed indigenous leadership on the ground that has made the programs a major success.  This is a highly positive investment for Australia and one that can bring many more benefits if it can be secured over the long term and grown to create more jobs and opportunities.