MOPRA - Milingimbi Outstations Progress Resource Aboriginal Corporation
MOPRA is an Aboriginal corporation that has been servicing the homelands and communities of Milingimbi and surrounds for over 30 years. MOPRA is the parent organisation for the Crocodile Islands Rangers (CIR) program.
MOPRA’s provides municipal services and housing maintenance to Murrunga Island, Langarra Island, Dhippirri and Bodiya on Milingimbi Island. MOPRA and Crocodile Islands Rangers (CIR) have forged important relationships with the traditional Yolngu owners and residents of the Crocodile Islands region. These relationships inform the delivery of the homelands work and the Ranger program.
The Crocodile Islands Rangers have a diverse work plan that 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.
Crocodile Island Rangers
The Crocodile Island Rangers (CIR) Program was established by the vision of Laurie Baymarrwangga, Senior Traditional Owner and Senior Australian of the Year 2012.
Baymarrwangga spent a lifetime promoting the intergenerational transmission of local language and knowledge to sustain the livelihoods and links to homelands which are unique to this part of the world. This vision remains the primary purpose of the ranger program, to provide meaningful and sustainable local employment whilst protecting the land and sea country through traditional and contemporary practices.
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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