Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) covers an impressive 1.39 million hectares of spectacular stone and gorge country on the western Arnhem Land plateau. The area is home to dozens of endemic plants and a host of threatened species.
Warddeken Rangers assist the area’s Traditional Owners in the protection and management of their country, combining traditional ecological knowledge with contemporary science. Environmental and cultural management activities are carried out in accordance with the Warddeken IPA Plan of Management and include cultural heritage fire, feral animal and weed management.
Rangers work from satellite bases at Manmoyi, Mamadawerre and Kabulwarnamyo and participate in the Western Arnhem Land Fire Abatement project, which delivers landscape scale conservation through best practice fire management regimes.