Celebrating a decade of rangers of land and sea
INDIGENOUS Land and Sea Rangers are celebrating 10 years of caring for country across Queensland, as well as a recent boost in funding.
Environment Minister Steven Miles announced a $500,000 grants program to help more indigenous communities with conservation.
“These activities may include managing cultural heritage sites, monitoring protected species, controlling erosion and restoring habitat, just to name a few,” Mr Miles said.
“It supports remote indigenous communities and offers jobs, skills development and mentorship across the state.
“Through this program we can learn from people whose ancestors have been caring for country for millennia.”
Mr Miles said the program was one of the most significant and successful partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Ranger responsibilities include species conservation by rehabilitating waterways, controlling weeds and feral animals and conducting fire management programs just to name a few.