Goldfields Land and Sea Council are the latest Aboriginal organisation to add their support for the Country Needs People campaign to grow and secure Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas.
The Goldfields Rangers have made headlines over and again in the last few years for their community leadership and environmental work.
As well as making news for rehabilitating diverse landscapes around Kalgoorlie through waterhole cleaning, and weed and feral animal control, Goldfields Rangers have been recognised for their new women rangers team, commercial activities, and for being role models and peacemakers in their community.
Senior Ranger, Trevor Donaldson Jnr (pictured with his son, ranger Jayden) said to ABC News recently:
"That's why being a ranger, being back out on country, you get more self pride and dignity in yourself."
We're really proud to have the support of Goldfields Land and Sea Council and look forward to sharing more of their success with decision makers and the public.
Goldfields Land and Sea Council join 34 other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and the Pew Charitable Trusts, an international organisation working on Outback conservation, who are calling to double Indigenous ranger jobs in the next five years, extend Indigenous land and sea management contracts to 15 years, and set a national target of 5000 Indigenous land and sea management jobs by 2030.