The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Rangers patrol an area across Cape York Peninsula that covers approximately 250,000 hectares, including 300 km of coast line. The Northern Peninsula Area is made up of five Indigenous communities, settled by clans from across Cape York and the Torres Strait.
Rangers undertake activities including campground management, removal and recording of ghost nets, and weed and fire management. The rangers also carry out pest management through sampling, collection, identification and removal and are responsible for the signage and fencing of culturally significant sites.
The rangers’ work has a strong focus on education, with regular school visits via the Junior Ranger Programme to ensure a sustainable future for their natural resources. Their resource partners include Ghost Nets Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.