Indigenous rangers are delivering powerful results for nature and for people in Queensland. Rangers are tackling the threats of feral animals, invasive weeds and destructive wildfires, as well as rescuing and researching wildlife, maintaining tourism infrastructure, and protecting cultural sites. The work rangers do is good for all Queenslanders, and Ranger jobs deliver meaningful employment where it’s needed in the bush and the regions.
Queensland’s Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program is rightly acclaimed for delivering results across some of the most ecologically and culturally special environments in the world.
But there is an urgent need to grow the number of Indigenous ranger jobs to meet the scale of environmental need and demand from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.