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Caring for Land and Sea - Bawinanga (Djelk) Sea Rangers

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Group of men and a woman dressed in ranger uniforms stand in front of a boat. In the background are trees.
Djelk Sea Rangers are custodians of their land and sea.
26 Mar 2019

Indigenous rangers are ‘the eyes and ears of the remote corners of our country’. In the case of the Bawinanga (Djelk) Sea Rangers, this includes the coastline, estuaries and islands around Maningrida in Arnhem Land.

To see them at work and hear their plans, watch our video below.

Find out more

The Australian Government supports Indigenous rangers through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy 2.1 Jobs, Land & Economy Programme which recognises protecting and conserving the environment as a shared responsibility. The programme provides sustainable employment for Indigenous people.

For more information see Environment.

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