Research

Protecting Nature for All of Us: The environmental benefits delivered by Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous rangers

This report brings together case studies of Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous rangers, finding that these programs protect nature for the benefit of all Australians. The case studies include examples of how Indigenous land and sea management can improve the environment both a local and national scale.

Download at this link: Protecting Nature for All of Us: The environmental benefits delivered by Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous rangers

The Protecting Nature for All of Us report finds that real benefits are being secured by Indigenous Protected Area and Indigenous ranger programs. We are now reaping the environmental benefits, such as the control of feral pests and recovery of native species.

But despite the documented success of both programs, the future of vital government funding remains uncertain. The report finds that we need to secure the gains we have made – and that greater investment will benefit all Australians.