Indigenous Rangers reviving the Outback

Indigenous Ranger Programs and Indigenous Protected Areas are one of the little known but outstanding success stories of the Outback in recent years.

Providing real jobs in often remote places, these programs combine traditional cultural knowledge, western science and modern technologies to manage and protect our Outback’s natural and cultural heritage.

Through planned actions such as controlling feral animals, managing Outback bush fires and maintaining infrastructure, the remarkably positive benefits have ranged from helping to prevent wildlife extinctions, to delivering significant health and economic outcomes. These programs have transformed both lives, as well as landscapes.

While this has been an extraordinary win-win, there is still far greater potential and need in WA than is currently being realised. However with the support of people like you, we can make Ranger Programs and Indigenous Protected Areas an even greater success story for WA’s Outback and its people.


Our Outback is an amazing place, but what makes it special is at risk. 

"It breaks my heart to leave, but I have no choice."

My family and I have made the hardest of decisions – to leave our home, Nallan Station. We’ve given every last drop of energy, time and money to bring this extraordinary part of WA back to health, but now our time is up.

Outback people need your support. Please sign Michael’s petition asking the WA Government to make the Outback a priority, so that other families aren’t forced to leave.

Will you sign?

    When you sign the petition, an email will be sent to Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti to let them know you’ve signed. The email will also be copied to Shadow Minister for Lands Liza Harvey, Leader of the Nationals Mia Davies, and Greens Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Robin Chapple. Click here to read more

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