Indigenous Australians have been managing their land and sea Country in North West Australia for more than 40,000 years. With spiritual beliefs and way of life closely linked to Country, Indigenous Australians have an intimate knowledge of their environment deeply embedded in their culture, language, traditions and stories.
Representing the Traditional Owners of North West Australia, the Kimberley Ranger Network provides the frontline in current management practices in the region. Using a combination of traditional knowledge, western science and modern technologies to improve marine conservation and management outcomes, the Rangers are tasked with protecting the unique biodiversity values of this beautiful region.
Working hand-in-hand with research scientists from a range of organisations, the Rangers and scientists share their different knowledge and expertise to improve understanding and management of the region. Some of these shared research initiatives are highlighted below.
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Native title is the recognition in Australian law that some
Understanding the management and governance of Australia’s vast coastline can be complex.
The Australian Government developed its Indigenous Programs & Policy Locations (AGIL) dataset as an authoritative source of in
An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an agreement about the use and management of land and waters made between people who hold,
Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) in Australia are voluntarily dedicated by Indigenous groups on Indigenous owned or ma