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Invest in national parks 

Western Australia is home to some of the most iconic national parks that protect unique natural and cultural values found nowhere else in the world. 

West Australians and people from across the world love WA’s national parks. Our national parks create a refuge for endangered and rare plant and animal species, and protect Aboriginal cultural sites. 

In February 2019, thanks to the help of Partnership for the Outback supporters, the WA Government committed to creating 5 million hectares of new national parks and marine parks to be jointly-managed with Traditional Owners through the Plan for Our Parks initiative. 

Plan for Our Parks has been the most significant conservation expansion in WA’s history and is leading the way for joint-management in Australia, creating economic development and jobs on Country for Traditional Owners, and utilising 65,000 years of Traditional knowledge to help manage the threats facing WA’s nature. 

 So far more than 2.5 million hectares have been declared across WA with another 2.5 million hectares due to be created by March 2024.  

According to the State of Environment Report 2021, of the 20 mammal species most at risk of extinction over the next 20 years, most occur in WA. It also reported that WA had the largest decline in plant species across Australia and the largest number of threatened plant species. 


The WA and Commonwealth Governments have recently committed to protect 30 per cent of our land and oceans for conservation by 2030. Due to the vast size of the WA Outback, we are uniquely positioned to contribute to this target and create new protected areas in places where species remain at risk and require safe havens for protection. 
The places and animals we love are at risk. Let’s urge the WA Government to go further to protect WA for the next generation! 


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My Country is very harsh at times but it also can be very nurturing.  It is an environment that if you look after it, it will look after you.  Create Ranger Parks is an opportunity to connect people to their traditional country and to protect the natural and cultural heritage that matters to all Western Australians.

Bianca McNeair, Malgana Custodian, Shark Bay

We've got to get people out on Country and where is better suited for this purpose than the 60 Outback properties that have already been purchased for conservation and land management - places that are home to hundreds of important Aboriginal cultural sites that help tell the story of this land.

Richard Nelly, Yamatji Elder, Geraldton