Social Return on Investment – Consolidated report on Indigenous Protected Areas
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 found that IPA and Working on Country (WoC) programmes are:
Engaging Indigenous Australians in meaningful employment to achieve large scale conservation outcomes.
Facilitating reconnection with country, culture and language to achieve exceptional levels of engagement among Indigenous Australians which is driving positive social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes.
Helping to catalyse the development of an Indigenous land and sea based economy, empowering Indigenous landowners to manage their country in accordance with their priorities.