Indigenous Rangers

Roebuck Plains: Cameras detect rare wallabies, feared extinct

Yawuru rangers have found rare spectacled hare wallabies at Roebuck Plains.

The World Wildlife Fund trained the rangers to operate remote wildlife cameras, which they set and left running for two  months.

Science Network WA [read this story]

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Friday, November 21st, 2014 Broome, Environment Comments Off

Winjanna Gorge: Survey nets plenty of crocs

Bunuba Rangers and wildlife officers have caught and released about half the freshwater crocs in two dry-season pools.

Freshie at Lake Argyle (not visited by Joe)

Freshwater crocodile

They took measurements and genetic samples in a bid to learn more about the crocodiles before cane toads arrive.

Science Network [read this story]

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Environment Comments Off

New wildlife found on offshore islands

Indigenous rangers and scientists have found “new” populations of quolls and golden-backed tree rats on offshore islands.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Jimmy Pike fire book now a video

The late Jimmy Pike’s produced an illustrated book about traditional desert fire technology.

The Art of Fire has been made into a video.

It has been animated, with a voice-over in the Western Desert language Manyjilyjarra for the use of Martu Rangers and kids.

Manyjilyjarra is an east-Pilbara language. The Canning Stock Route crosses the traditional land.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off

Beagle Bay: Crocodile trapping program

Wildlife officers and Nyul Nyul rangers have laid baited traps in waters near Beagle Bay community.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

The move comes after a large crocodile nudged a dinghy.

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Missing teenage boy

An intellectually-disabled teenage boy has been missing from a Dampier Peninsula community since yesterday morning.

Yesterday Bardi-Jawi and Nyul-Nyul Rangers and Dampier Peninsula Police searched for him for most to the day.

He was reported missing from La Djadarr Bay, about 140 kilometres north of Broome, at 10:00am yesterday.

The West Australian [read this story]

SES staff and volunteers joined the search.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Protection for vine thickets

Indigenous rangers are working with scientists to protect the Dampier Peninsula’s monsoon vine thickets.

Science Network WA [read this story]

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Rare finches still breeding

A Gouldian finch - courtesy Wikimedia

A Gouldian finch - courtesy Wikimedia

Indigenous rangers have confirmed Gouldian Finches are still present and breeding on the Dampier Peninsula.

The rangers observed the birds while carrying out weed control on monsoon vine thickets.

You can read a statement from Environs Kimberley, The World Wildlife Fund, Kimberley Land Council and the Bardi Jawi Rangers here:

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off
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