Crocodile Islands Rangers programs include Working on Country, Learning on Country and our Indigenous Protected Area plan.
Working on countryCrocodile 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 countryOur Learning on Country (LOC) program provides 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 knowledge.
Indigenous Protected Area planOur 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 focus areasWe 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. The Crocodile Islands Rangers focus on combining traditional knowledge and skills with contemporary practices.
Our work includes:
- Biosecurity activities (community animal health reports, marine debris surveillance, citrus pest monitoring, community education)
- Sacred site management
- Fire management
- Sea country patrols and surveillance
- Biodiversity surveys, turtle/oyster/shorebirds research and monitoring
- Learning on Country through our Junior Ranger program
We support our community by contributing to sea rescues, fire-fighting, developing local indigenous enterprises, snake removal, and supporting youth engagement activities.
Our ranger base is on Milingimbi Island, and we work on the mainland, surrounding islands and the sea country, within our Indigenous Protected Area.
Djama means work
We work in a very remote and beautiful part of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Ranger missionProtecting the health of our land and sea country, providing meaningful jobs on country, working together with the community, sharing knowledge, and keeping our culture and language alive and strong.
Our visionOur Yolŋu law gives us the rules and responsibilities for looking after our culture, plants, animals, people and country. Our vision gives us the direction of where we want to go. Maringa people, Traditional Owners and rangers will continue working together to protect our culture and country, following Traditional Law.
Crocodile Islands Rangers is a program of the Milingimbi Outstations Progress Resource Aboriginal Corporation.
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The Crocodile Islands Rangers program is supported through funding from the Australian Government.
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