The Territory Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Territorians to realise their social and economic aspirations, while caring for country, with the latest round of Aboriginal Ranger Grants.
Minister for Parks and Rangers, Selena Uibo, today announced 16 projects will share in $1.4 million in the latest round of grants, bringing the total amount the Territory Labor Government has invested in this Protecting Country, Creating Jobs 2016 election commitment to $12 million.
The re-elected Labor Government has promised a further $12 million in Aboriginal Ranger Grants over the next four years.
These grants have delivered outstanding results such as improved marine debris collection along the NT coastline and improved fire and weed management on country.
In the latest round of funding, 13 ranger groups have received grants ranging from $23,000 to $149,808, as part of the Land Management and Conservation Fund (LMCF) category.
LMCF funding can be sought for a various activities including feral, fire and weed management; management of threatened and iconic species; cultural management (protection of cultural sites and knowledge); training and skills development; environmental and ecological monitoring and evaluation; and development of governance structures.
As noted by Minister for Parks and Rangers, Selena Uibo.
“The Territory Labor Government is delivering for Aboriginal Territorians by supporting Traditional Owners to unlock the economic and social potential of their ancestral lands and waters.
“Aboriginal rangers do a terrific job on country to keep our environment healthy and to preserve country and culture for many generations of Territorians to come.
“The Territory Labor Government is pleased to continue this vital grants program for a further four years.
“The custodians of the Territory’s Aboriginal-owned lands and seas deserve more opportunities for jobs on country and these grants deliver those opportunities.”
2020 ABORIGINAL RANGER GRANTS RECIPIENTS
Anindilyakwa Land Council
Monitoring green turtles on Groote Eylandt to inform conservation, education and inspire community support for their sustainable management
Thamarrurr Development Corporation Ltd
Aerial support for collaborative management of Gamba grass and Mimosa across the Western Top End (WTE) NT
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation
Documenting Jawoyn faunal information in a Wildlife Identikit to strengthen knowledge, protect culture and help look after country.
Central Land Council
Developing a Healthy Country Plan for the Arltarpilta Inelye Ranger Group in Central Australia
Tiwi Land Council
2020-2021 Tropical fire ant eradication on Melville Island
Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation
Protecting the biodiversity and cultural values of the Arafura Swamp in Arnhem Land through the strategic management of Mimosa
Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation
Mparntwe/Alice Springs Bushcare Project
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Larrakia Rangers and CSIRO – Tracking changes in our atmosphere at Northern Territory Baseline Air Pollution Station (NT BAPS)
Warddeken Land Managerment Limited
Feral animal control and capacity building in the Warddeken IPA
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation
Jawoyn Living Rock Art: Reviving community-based Jawoyn rock art recording and management
Injalak Arts & Crafts Aboriginal Corporation
Injalak Hill Cultural Heritage Strategy and Action Plan
Njanjma Aboriginal Corporation
Njanjma’s sandstone country – developing priorities for conservation actions
NLC – Bulgul Rangers
Bulgul Feral Pig Management & Training Project
NLC – Garngi Rangers
Creating a Healthy Country Plan for the Aboriginal Land Trust including the areas of Croker Island, smaller islands surrounding and adjacent area on mainland.
NLC – Wardaman Rangers
Protecting the Wardaman Indigenous Protective Area from feral animal and weed threats. Capacity building for potential fee-for service opportunities and long term self-funding security.
This project proposes a ranger grant investment to assist with a partial (matched) contribution to the development of a regional aggregation ‘entity’ for the purpose of registering, governing and assisting with the administration of carbon projects / businesses outside the East Arnhem / AFLA envelope.