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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program—ranger locations

Burketown

Burketown

Host organisation
Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Achievements

The spectacular natural environment of the Southern Gulf Plains ranges from inland eucalyptus woodlands through to lowland coastal plains, saltpan areas, pristine rivers and seasonal and permanent wetlands. To protect the natural and cultural values of this country the Gangalidda Garawa rangers:

  • Record and protect cultural heritage sites
  • Manage and control pest animal species including feral pigs and horses
  • Treat weeds, including calotrope, prickly acacia, rubbervine and parkinsonia, through a coordinated approach with local government and land holders
  • Manage fire to support property protection, manage pest plants maintain healthy country, through an approach incorporating western scientific techniques and traditional fire knowledge
  • Undertake sea and beach patrols, including ghost-net and marine pest surveillance
  • Undertake threatened species (migratory shore-birds and marine turtle) and other biodiversity surveys. The rangers played a central role in achieving the declaration of a number of internationally recognised Migratory Shorebird Flyways in the area (Wernadinga and Tarrant) in collaboration with researchers and the Department of Environment and Science
  • Support traditional knowledge transfer through community and school education programs including a Junior Ranger program

Contact

Host
Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Phone
1800 445 115
(07) 4745 5132
Address
87 Musgrave Street, PO Box 71, Burketown QLD 4830
Website
www.clcac.com.au
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
11 September 2021
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