The Anangu Luritjiku Rangers work on Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust (ALT), around four million hectares located in the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Trust links into a north-south corridor of Indigenous Protected Areas in the Northern Territory, spanning from the southern border through to Lajamanu in the Northern Tanami Desert.
This area contains threatened species such as the mulgara (a small marsupial carnivore), great desert skink, slater’s skink, princess parrot and black-footed rock-wallaby. There are also important wetlands such as Talipata Spring, which is considered to be of international significance.
The rangers are based at Papunya and their work is focused on cultural heritage projects, camel management around waterholes, weed control and general biodiversity survey and monitoring.