Around the country, Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous rangers are using a unique mix of traditional knowledge and modern science to protect the Outback and care for wildlife. Rangers are tackling feral animals and the spread of invasive weeds, reducing destructive wildfires, maintaining cultural and tourism sites and supporting research.
And communities are reporting the benefits that come with meaningful work that people are proud to do; like positive community role models, fewer interactions with the justice system, and improved confidence and mental health.
Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous ranger jobs are protecting nature and transforming lives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia.
Now is a crucial moment for the Indigenous Protected Area and Indigenous ranger programs. With the federal election looming, and the need and demand for more Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous ranger jobs already exceeding supply, it's time for the political parties to step up their commitment for a long term future and growth.
Join the Country Needs People campaign in calling for the major parties to:
Call on your local MP and key politicians to grow and secure Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous ranger jobs for the long term.
Dear <your local MP's name will be automatically entered>,
I am one of more than 75 000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians calling on all parties to:
Across Australia, Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas are delivering results for the benefit of every Australian. Rangers are maintaining tourism and cultural sites, tackling feral animals and invasive weeds, supporting research and limiting dangerous wildfires. At the same time, the transformative effect of meaningful work is delivering role models, career and business opportunities and more in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Will you support the call to grow and secure Indigenous ranger jobs and Indigenous Protected Areas for the long term?
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