Kimberley Ranger Network

The Kimberley Ranger Network is facilitated by the KLC and works to realise Indigenous aspirations to look after country while providing real jobs, training and education as well as improving socio economic standards and community wellbeing.

The Kimberley Ranger Network is in its fifth year of operation and continues to successfully carve out an expanding and increasingly valuable role for Traditional owners in the natural and cultural resource management industry.

The KLC facilitates 14 ranger groups as part of the network. In the last financial year 2012-2013, the Kimberley Ranger Network employed 85 full-time rangers, six part-time admin officers and 129 cultural rangers.

The Kimberley Ranger Network is a grass roots initiative that encourages nation building as elders work with rangers and young people to pass on traditional knowledge about looking after country while enhancing culture, law and language.

The Kimberley Ranger Network is supported by the Federal Government and has evolved as a best practice model. Aboriginal rangers are employed under traineeships to complete TAFE qualifications in Conservation and Land Management, while continuing to live in remote areas.

The Kimberley Ranger Network works in conjunction with Indigenous Protected Areas. Kimberley Aboriginal people have identified Indigenous Protected Areas as the preferred land management model in the region.

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