Crocodile Islands Rangers

Maringa people, traditional owners and rangers working together.
Protecting our culture and country, embracing the past and future.

Learning on Country

Access resources to support teaching and learning about Yolngu culture.

Working on Country

Crocodile Islands Rangers combine traditional knowledge with conservation training to protect and manage their land, sea and culture. Ranger work provides meaningful employment, training and career pathways.

Learning on Country

Our Learning on Country program gives school students  the opportunity to learn with a cultural teacher in the field. In partnership with Milingimbi School the program aims to transfer and preserve Yolngu culture and knowledge.

Indigenous Protected Area Plan

Our Indigenous Protected Area plan expresses our intent to manage our country as a protected area for the promotion of biodiversity and cultural resource conservation, for the benefit of all Maringa people – past, present and future. 

Our purpose

Crocodile Islands Rangers protect the health of our land and sea country. We work together with the community to share knowledge, and keep our culture and language alive and strong.  Our work includes marine debris cleanups, weed and fire management, pest animal control and quarantine, cultural site management, sea country patrols and surveillance operations, biodiversity surveys, Indigenous knowledge transfer and community engagement.

Where we work

The Crocodile Islands are located in north east Arnhem Land, approximately 500km east of Darwin. The rangers manage approximately 40,000 hectares of land, 200km of coastline and 6000km2 of sea country. The Rangers are based on Milingimbi Island and our work is focused on Rapuma, Murrungga, Langgara and the remote Gurriba Island.

About us
Crocodile Islands Rangers is a program of the Milingimbi Outstations Progress Resource Aboriginal Corporation.
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Our supporters
The Crocodile Islands Rangers program is supported through funding from the Australian Government.

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Contact us
08 8987 9914
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