From the desert to the mangroves, across millions of hectares of our Territory environment, we need to manage country to ensure we have a healthy environment for the future. It’s a huge job, and Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas play a vital role in managing land and sea across our Territory. They work to control fire, feral animals, invasive weeds, ghost nets and much more, at the same time as creating much valued local jobs.
The important work Indigenous rangers are doing to protect nature is having positive effects in Aboriginal communities around the Territory. Ranger jobs give people a chance to do meaningful work, be healthy and connected to country, and be leaders and role models for their families and communities.
Our Territory is so vast and unique it deserves ongoing management to match its huge scale. The NT Government's welcome investment in Aboriginal rangers should be grown in the 2020 Budget.
Will you grow and secure NT Government funding for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas into the future?