The Country Needs People campaign is a growing group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians calling on decision makers to:
Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas deliver outstanding success for people and nature. Indigenous land and sea management programs are a contemporary expression of the unbroken and ancient connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this continent.
Through Indigenous ranger jobs and Indigenous Protected Areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people harness traditional knowledge, connection to country and access to modern scientific conservation methods to create a win-win for the environment and the wellbeing of communities and individuals.
We recognise the Federal Government’s Indigenous Protected Area and Indigenous ranger programs as transformative opportunities for Indigenous land and sea management. We believe these programs should be expanded and their future should be secured for the long term.
The Country Needs People campaign is not-for-profit, nonpartisan and works with all sides of politics for a positive outcome. We're a growing alliance of over 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and sea management organisations, the Pew Charitable Trusts and tens of thousands of Australians.
Add your voice to ours to help make Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous rangers - and all the benefits they bring to Australia - even stronger!