Funding success for desert partnership project

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Karajarri Traditional Lands Association (KTLA) is one of 13 Aboriginal organisations to successfully receive funding as part of the WA state government’s five-year Aboriginal Ranger Program.

The funding will provide employment for four rangers to work on a desert fire and biodiversity project, in partnership with Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation. The project will involve improving the fire management, cultural knowledge, and biodiversity within the Great Sandy Desert sections of the Karajarri and Ngurrara Indigenous Protected Areas, and the jointly managed areas of Kurriji Pa Yajula and Walyarta Nature Reserves. All up, the project area covers approximately 110,000km2. 

It’s important country, covering areas of special cultural and conservation significance. It’s home to the federally vulnerable bilby, borders the Paraku IPA, where the critically endangered night parrot was recently spotted, and is free of foxes and rabbits.

Karajarri Traditional Lands Association looks forward to working closely with Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation on this project.