But we also know that Australia is a huge country and there are many environmental threats and pressures to tackle. Being a ranger is meaningful work that has a lot of other benefits for local communities. This means there is a huge demand from traditional owner communities for more Indigenous ranger jobs.
That’s why Country Needs People, our 40 Indigenous land and sea management partner organisations, and our growing number of over 100 000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters are calling for the federal government to not rest and double the funding for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas over time.
Join us now to congratulate Ministers Wyatt and Ley on their announcement show them that Australians value the work of Rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas and want to see more done by doubling their funding over time.