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Karajarri IPA and Rangers

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Karajarra IPA dedication celebration. Photo: © Kimberley Land Council

Karajarri Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was dedicated in 2014, as a way to manage, protect and enhance Karajarri country. Covering nearly 2.5 million hectares of land in the southern Kimberley, the IPA is biologically rich and diverse. 

The Karajarri IPA lies south of Broome and includes 130 kilometres of coastline stretching from Gordon Bay to Cape Missiessy. It comprises:  

  • extensive coastlines  
  • tidal creeks  
  • wetlands  
  • arid country that stretches into the Great Sandy Desert. 

The Karajarri Rangers play an integral role in looking after Country by delivering land and sea management outcomes. The rangers focus on coastal and visitor management to reduce impacts on the region's natural and cultural values. They also undertake baseline biodiversity surveys, combining western specialist survey techniques with traditional ecological knowledge. The Karajarri Rangers have developed programs to manage weeds, feral animals and wildfires and monitor the results of their work. 

State: WA - Kimberley region

Administration Organisation

Karajarri Traditional Lands Association


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