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Desmond Daly and Jeff Long are members of the Fish River Rangers, who manage the 178 000 hectare Fish River Station in the Northern Territory for natural and cultural heritage. The former cattle property was purchased through a ground-breaking partnership of the Indigenous Land Corporation, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Australian Government. Indigenous Land Corporation
Jigalong rangers with a grinding stone found after burning country. KJ
Dhimurru ranger, Daryl Lacey, releases a turtle in northeast Arnhem Land, where ghost nets have drastically threatened marine life. Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation
A handful of 'miyapunu' or turtles are held by a ranger during monitoring work. Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation
Dhimurru ranger, Daryl Lacey, cuts ghost nets from a turtle on the Arnhemland coast. Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation
Feral cats were introduced to the Australian continent with European settlement and have grown in size and population throughout the outback. Indigenous rangers like Jake Wiegl are undertaking feral cat research and management work. Warddeken Land Management
A controlled burn is undertaken by rangers on an Indigenous Protected Area in Kakadu. Glenn Walker
Indigenous rangers, like these Tjuwanpa Rangers spraying prickly pear, are at the forefront of the fight against the invasive weeds threatening the Australian Outback. Central Land Council
At Split Rock Escarpment, Laura Land and Sea Rangers and Cape York Natural Resource Management work together to improve environmental outcomes for their area. Kerry Trapnell
A ranger working on weed management points to the leaf and berries of monsoonal vine thicket. Kimberley Land Council
After five years of planning and training, Ngadju Conservation is independently managing its ranger program and has ambitious goals to employ more rangers like female ranger coordinator, Jasmine McPhee. Kerry Trapnell
A Dhimurru ranger gathers data for a threatened species monitoring project. Kerry Trapnell
Dhimurru rangers scan the horizon to gather data for a threatened species monitoring project. Kerry Trapnell
A team of Martu women rangers from KJ undertake work on country. KJ
Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area Rangers Banula Marika, Deon Mununggurr and Nalkuma Burarrwang clear ghost nets from a beach in Northeast Arnhem. Credit Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.
Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation CEO Nyaparu Rose, Kiwirrkurra Ranger Matthew West and Birriliburru Ranger Robbie Wongawol checking out a Country Needs People full page advertisement in the Australian as they do the rounds of Parliament.
Ngurrara ranger Karlas Shandley teaches Elijah Murray, the next generation, how to monitor the health of valuable fresh water in the Great Sandy Desert. Photo credit Kimberley Land Council.
Thank you to KJ for allowing the use of this trailer about black-flanked wallaby conservation work by Indigenous rangers. This video was produced by KJ with sponsorship by Western Australia Parks and Wildlife, BHP Billiton and The Nature Conservancy Australia.
See the full feature at http://www.kj.org.au/wallaby/
Thank you to KJ for allowing the use of this trailer about Indigenous land management work being undertaken on Martu country. This video was produced by KJ with sponsorship by BHP Billiton and The Nature Conservancy Australia.
See the full feature at http://www.kj.org.au/kj-2014/
Thank you to Splash ABC for the use of this education video about using Aboriginal fire knowledge to cut greenhouse gases in West Arnhem land.
Thank you to the Njanjma Rangers, Injalak Arts Centre, Scott Welsh and ABC Open for the use of this video about the Njanjma rangers’ work in protecting their country, in particular Red Lily.
Thank you to the Warddeken Aboriginal Corporation and National Environmental Research Program for the use of this video outlining work being undertaken to manage feral cat populations and research native mammal populations.
Thank you to the Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and their Uunguu Rangers as well as the National Environmental Research Program for the use of this video about turtle and dugong monitoring programs. The project team consisted of the Ranger group, the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) and CSIRO.