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Reporting back… 2013-14: Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas programmes

Posted on: 30 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Cultural ways Environmental health

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2015)
Reporting back… 2013-14: Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas programmes
Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This report summarises the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rangers from over 100 land and sea management groups who contribute to the Working on country (WOC) and Indigenous protected areas (IPA) programs.

The report showcases the achievements of the WOC and IPA programs for the year 2013-14, with a focus on the number of people employed, the types of activities they are doing and the flow on benefits to the environment and local communities. Four case studies are showcased:

  • West Arnhem land fire abatement (WALFA) project
  • Nantawarrina tourism and feral goat control
  • Barkindji Maraura Elders environment team (BMEET)
  • Gunditjmara training at Budj Bim.

The WOC and IPA programs are an initiative of the Australian Government, and are managed by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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