Nyiyaparli Rangers Join Country Needs People Network

Published: 26 Jun 2023

Nyiyaparli Rangers care for Country in East Pilbara. Photo Courtesy: Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation.

Join us in welcoming Nyiyaparli Rangers from Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation as a new partner of Country Needs People.

The Nyiyaparli Ranger Team started up two years ago and look after Country which is roughly 3.7 mill hectares, in the heart of the East Pilbara, Western Australia. One of the key areas the Rangers look after is Fortescue Marsh, a wetland of national significance which is also a place of great cultural significance.

The Nyiyaparli Rangers also work closely with WA Parks & Wildlife undertaking burning on Country, vegetation mapping, and fauna/introduced species baseline data collection using camera and song meter traps.The Nyiyaparli Rangers have just finished developing their People & Country Plan and next up are piloting a Kids on Country Program and undertaking some accredited training in Conservation & Ecosystem Management. They’re also part of the Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project (PCLMP), a dynamic network of 12 Aboriginal Ranger groups from across the Pilbara.Becoming a partner of Country Needs People means the Nyiyaparli Rangers are part of a national network of over 46 Indigenous-led organisations advocating to ensure the growth, strength and security of Indigenous Rangers, Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous caring for Country continues across Australia for many years to come.