The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Rangers work across eight Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) that span approximately 11,150 hectares on the mainland of Tasmania and the Furneaux Group of islands in the Bass Strait. The rangers are working to restore and protect the environmental and cultural values of this region.
The rangers support environmental rehabilitation of these lands, that have been degraded by clearing, through weed and feral animal control and revegetation with native plants. These activities are improving habitat for threatened species, particularly the Tasmanian devil and culturally important species like the mutton bird.
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre also supports Aboriginal people to get back on country, including the highly successful annual Putalina Festival. The event is held at Oyster Cove, which was handed back to the Aboriginal people in 1995. The festival celebrates Aboriginal culture with music, dance and festivities, and provides a platform for young Aboriginal performers.