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Ngadju Rangers celebrate ranger funding to protect millions of hectares in WA

“Our long-term goal has been to stand on our own two feet and take responsibility for managing our traditional lands.”

- Chairperson of Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation, Les Schultz

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Delegation of Indigenous rangers and reps advocate Indigenous-led sea country management at international conference

Representatives from sea country Indigenous ranger groups and organisations who work with them packed their bags from regional and remote corners of Australia to go to the International Marine Protected Area Congress 2017 (IMPAC 4) in Chile, so they could advocate for sea country management and protection by traditional owners.

The delegation included Girringun Aboriginal Corporation executive officer Phil Rist and Indigenous Protected Area coordinator Whitney Rassip, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation senior cultural advisor Djalinda Ulamari, Charles Darwin University Australian Institute of Marine Science researcher Jackie Gould, and Smyth & Bahrdt consultant Dermot Smyth. Girringun and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporations are supporting organisations of the Country Needs People campaign.

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What has Country Needs People achieved so far this year?

Together, we've been campaigning hard for long term security for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas, double the funding for Indigenous ranger jobs, and a long term target of 5000 Indigenous ranger jobs... and we're making inroads.

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Australia wins bronze for Indigenous ranger and Indigenous Protected Area programs

The World Future Council has awarded the Australian Government a bronze Future Policy Award for the Indigenous ranger and Indigenous Protected Area programs in Hamburg today, recognising the programs as two of the world’s best policies combatting desertification and land degradation this year.

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