Honouring Indigenous rangers on World Ranger Day
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.
- Gunggandji Rangers keeping traditional lands healthy
- Protecting the Great Barrier Reef
- Indigenous Rangers at the forefront of Cyclone Lam recovery
- New skills for rangers teaming up with NT fisheries
- Thamarrurr women rangers recycle rubbish at Wadeye
- 2016 Indigenous Land Management Award: Crocodile Islands Rangers
- Keeping country unspoiled
- Protecting Bardi Jawi country by land and sea
- Bronze Future Policy Award 2017: Desertification
- A large return on investment in the Western Desert
- Working on Country includes saving endangered species
Central Land Council Rangers Looking After Country