Crocodile Islands Rangers – 2016 National Landcare Awards Winner
Crocodile Islands Rangers are excited to announce that in the 2016 National Landcare Awards, we were announced as the winner of the Indigenous Land Corporation – Indigenous Landcare category.
The Rangers manage approximately 40,000 hectares of land, 200km of coastline and 6000km2 of sea country within Castlereagh Bay, a site recognised as being of international conservation significance due to the large aggregations of migratory shorebirds, large seabird colonies and important marine turtle nesting beaches. This Ranger group was set up by the Traditional Owners, and is governed by a Traditional Owner Executive Committee. The 10 full-time Rangers work closely with the Traditional Owners, elders, Junior Rangers and the community in a wide variety of land and sea management activities. The Rangers have received a wide range of land and sea management training, and they combine these new skills and knowledge with their traditional Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, to manage and protect their unique area.