Over 170 Indigenous land and sea management projects are supported across Australia to provide employment and environmental outcomes with wider social, cultural and economic benefits for local communities.
These community-based projects recognise Indigenous people have strong cultural connections to their country and employ around 2,600 Indigenous people to work on country in full-time, part-time and casual jobs.
Protected Area and Indigenous Ranger projects provide training and career pathways for employees. They also provide a framework to engage with stakeholders, develop partnerships and generate income through fee-for-service contracts.
These projects contribute to our priority areas under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) by providing jobs and economic opportunities and engaging school kids and the wider community with their culture and country.
We also provide policy and programme advice to government departments on broader environmental issues.
Work on Country must include Health and Safety
Indigenous Rangers – benefitting our ancient landscape and all Australians
Reporting Back 2014-15
Social Return on Investment analysis of the Birriliburu and Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Areas
Social Return on Investment analysis of the Girringun Indigenous Protected Area and associated Indigenous ranger programme
Social Return on Investment analysis of the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area and associated Indigenous ranger programme
Programmes & Policies
Indigenous Rangers - Working on Country
Project funding - Indigenous land and sea management
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