The Ngarrindjeri Rangers’ work in the Coorong and Lower Lakes area on the south east coast of South Australia. The Coorong is the scenic gateway to the Limestone Coast and the name is taken from the Aboriginal word kurangh meaning narrow neck.
The Coorong is a beautiful yet fragile ecosystem and encompasses almost 47,000 hectares of great diversity and stunning scenery including a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance. The shallow lagoons and waterways are a sanctuary for a diversity of animals and fish and more than 200 bird species including the largest breeding colony of the Australian pelican.
The Coorong is home to 18 Ngarrindjeri tribes, who have been living along the Coorong since it was created. The Ngarrindjeri culture and traditions and the Coorong are inextricably linked. Across the landscape are middens and sacred sites including burial grounds.
The rangers’ work includes revegetation of land, feral animal management and the protection of endangered species and culturally significant plants.