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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Nyul Nyul Rangers

The Nyul Nyul Rangers are located about 120 kilometres north of Broome on the Middle Dampier Peninsula at Beagle Bay. They look after approximately 350,000 hectares of land and sea country that includes delicate coastal habitats, monsoon vine thickets, important cultural sites and inland wetlands and springs. This country contains profound cultural and environmental values including significant species such as the bilby, northern quoll, Gouldian finch and the world’s smallest goanna, Varanus sparnus.

The Nyul Nyul Rangers play a central role in implementing Traditional Owner, State and National management priorities to conserve and protect these lands from threats such as fire, feral animals and weeds. Tourism is also an increasing focus with visitor management strategies including the introduction of a permit system being implemented to reduce impacts.

The rangers are guided by Traditional Owners to promote cultural knowledge transfer, and are often called upon to support community activities associated with land and sea management. They interact with visitors to the region to increase public awareness of natural resource management priorities on their country. Provision of emergency services support, firefighting and search and rescue associated activities are community expectations in remote areas.

State: 
WA - Kimberley region
Project Website: 
http://www.klc.org.au/land-sea/ranger-ipa-map
Administration Organisation
Kimberley Land Council
http://www.klc.org.au/
Nyul Nyul Rangers. Photo: © Kimberley Land Council
Nyul Nyul Rangers. Photo: © Kimberley Land Council