Indigenous Protected Areas getting positive results

Indigenous Protected Areas getting positive results

Indigenous Affairs Environment Indigenous Protected Areas Indigenous Rangers - Working on Country
Friday, 06 May 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


A recent report on five Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and associated ranger programmes found success across a broad range of outcomes, including improving Indigenous disadvantage.

The report shows that the IPA and Working on Country (WoC) programmes are seeing high engagement with Indigenous people, leading to positive social, economic, cultural and environmental results.

Indigenous people have gained meaningful employment through the programmes, working on country and getting results on large-scale conservation efforts – a win on an issue that concerns the broader community as well.

Together, the IPA and WoC programmes are helping to develop the Indigenous land and sea-based economy by empowering Indigenous landowners to manage their country well.

Find the full report and individual IPA reports in our resource area.