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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Karajarri IPA and Rangers

Karajarri Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was dedicated in 2014, as a way to manage, protect and enhance Karajarri country. Covering nearly 2.5 million hectares of land in the southern Kimberley, the IPA is biologically rich and diverse.

The Karajarri IPA lies south of Broome and includes 130 kilometres of coastline stretching from Gordon Bay to Cape Missiessy. It comprises extensive coastlines, tidal creeks and wetlands as well as arid country that stretches into the Great Sandy Desert.

The Karajarri Rangers play an integral role in looking after country by delivering land and sea management outcomes. The rangers focus on coastal and visitor management to reduce impacts on the region's natural and cultural values. They also undertake baseline biodiversity surveys, with the assistance of specialists, by incorporating western survey techniques with traditional ecological knowledge. The Karajarri Rangers have developed ongoing monitoring programmes to manage weeds, feral animals and wildfires and gauge the results of their land management work.

WA - Kimberley region
Project Website:
Administration Organisation
Karajarri Traditional Lands Association
(08) 9192 8430
Karajarra IPA dedication celebration. Photo: © Kimberley Land Council
Karajarra IPA dedication celebration. Photo: © Kimberley Land Council