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Honouring Indigenous rangers on World Ranger Day

Sea Ranger Sean Fitzpatrick

li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Sean Fitzpatrick tagging a sea turtle at night under torchlight on the sand.
li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Sean Fitzpatrick
31 Jul 2018

World Ranger Day is observed each year on 31 July through world-wide events which celebrate the courage, sacrifice and work of rangers. These events include memorials for those rangers who gave their lives ‘to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage’.

Today (31 July), Indigenous.gov.au takes a look back at some of the stories we’ve covered over the past few years to honour the Indigenous Rangers who protect Australia’s fragile environments. We applaud their preservation of our native fauna and flora, and our more than 60,000 years of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Central Land Council Rangers Looking After Country

 

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The preservation of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is a high priority for the Australian Government.

Indigenous Rangers – Working on Country supports Indigenous people to combine traditional knowledge with conservation training to protect and manage their land, sea and culture.

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