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Nijinda Durlga IPA and Gangalidda-Garawa Rangers

The Nijinda Durlga Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was dedicated in 2014 and is located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria between Burketown and the Northern Territory border. The IPA covers over 186,850 hectares of the traditional country of the Gangalidda people.

Traditional Owners are proud of Gangalidda country and the condition their ancestors left it in. The IPA management plan was developed in consultation with the Gangalidda people, providing realistic management outcomes and economic opportunities that embrace conservation and development.

The Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers have been actively managing country since their establishment in 2007 and carry out a much needed weed and pest management on country. Rangers also monitor turtle and dugong sightings around two of the islands, undertake seagrass sampling and manage bird colonies. In addition to these activities, the rangers undertake protection of cultural sites and will continue to record traditional knowledge for future generations.

State: 
Qld - Mainland northern region
Project Website: 
http://www.clcac.com.au/land-sea
Administration Organisation
Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
http://www.clcac.com.au/
Gangalidda-Garawa Rangers turtle survey. Photo: © Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Gangalidda-Garawa Rangers turtle survey. Photo: © Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation