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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Warru Kaninytjaku APY Rangers

The Warru Kaninytjaku APY Rangers work in two teams on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia — the Musgrave Ranges team in the northeast and the Tomkinson Ranges team in the northwest.  The teams are focused on the threatened and culturally significant warru, the black-footed rock-wallaby, and the surrounding ecological communities and habitats.

Anangu elders, scientists and Warru Ranger teams have undertaken surveys to find remaining warru colonies and have fitted many of the animals with radio trackers to monitor their movements and feeding habits. The rangers also control predators such as feral cats and foxes to assist in the survival of the warru.

The Musgrave Ranges team also manages a large predator proof enclosure built to ensure the survival of the local population and to provide a safe area for the reintroduction of warru bred at Monarto Zoo near Adelaide.

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Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land Management
Looking for Warru. Photo: © APY
Looking for Warru. Photo: © APY