Badimia Traditional Owners return to Country on Thundelarra
Your support to create new national parks and reserves in the WA Outback has been invaluable and we wanted to share a heart-warming success story from this campaign with you!
Badimia Traditional Owners have shared their emotional journey as they returned to Country on the proposed Thundelarra Conservation Park, describing it as "finally coming home".
The powerful moments were captured in an ABC story on Badimia and their plans for the future managing and caring for Country.
Located in the heart of the Mid West, this new park is just one of many where Traditional Owners will soon have new opportunities to care for Country and jointly manage it along with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Badimia Traditional Owner Bev Slater said this important and sacred land would provide opportunities for Badimia people for generations to come.
“The future is going to look so much brighter…our young ones are going to benefit from this, and that’s why myself and my elders are here today to get this up and running, to see it through and then have something to be left behind for our young ones”.
This new park will also help protect the western spiny-tailed skink, mallee fowl, endangered Carnaby's black cockatoo and the peregrine falcon.
Pictured: The western spiny-tailed skink. Credit: Scott Thompson
Creating new national parks and conservation reserves jointly managed with Traditional Owners can create lasting change, not only for WA’s unique Outback and native species, but also to create jobs and boost economies for rural and regional communities.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing with you more news in the months ahead.
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