Antara – Sandy Bore Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was dedicated in 2011, and covers more than 846,000 hectares of South Australia’s arid Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north-west South Australia. The IPA is dominated by the Everard Ranges to the north and sandplain country to the south.
The area’s Traditional Owners, known as Nguraritja, have lived in and managed this part of South Australia for tens of thousands of years, according to Tjukurpa, traditional law.
Antara – Sandy Bore is home to a number of significant or threatened species including the endemic apita Everard Garland Lily and itjaritjari, the marsupial mole. Senior Nguraritja speak of a time when warru, black-footed rock-wallabies, were abundant in the Everard Ranges. They are no longer found on the IPA but Anangu Land Management Rangers are carrying out conservation management activities in the hope that warru can be successfully reintroduced in the future.
Anangu Land Management Rangers are using traditional techniques including patch burning combined with contemporary techniques such as controlling invasive buffel grass to maintain the magnificent biodiversity of the Everard Ranges.