World Ranger Day 2018

World Ranger Day 2018

Indigenous Affairs Land
Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Image with two panels. On the right is a map of Australia with yellow and green  patches of different sizes. At left are the words: World Rangers Day. In Australia there are 2,900 Indigenous Rangers working across 75 Indigenous Protected Areas covering more than 65 million hectares.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet supports 2,900 Indigenous rangers working across Government Reserves, Indigenous Protected Areas, Private Protected Areas and jointly managed protected areas.

On World Ranger Day (31 July), we honour their dedicated protection of millions of hectares of the Australian land and seascape while working to preserve Australia’s natural heritage and 60,000 years of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Indigenous rangers undertake:

  • important work to protect and conserve threatened species, marine systems and cultural places, and address environmental threats caused by feral animals, invasive weeds, marine debris and wild fire.
  • important land and sea management activities and contribute to the achievement of environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes for communities and for all Australians.

For more information, see Indigenous Rangers – Working on Country.