“We, the Bardi Jawi Rangers are formed from the coastal tribe groups, Bardi (land) & Jawi (island) which consists of six clan groups. Our culture and tradition is based on the land & sea management of caring for country and maintaining our land and sea. Local knowledge about the land and sea has been passed down from our ancestors. We are saltwater people and in our law the ocean is our provider on seasonal and traditional methods. In return we look after it by protecting, preserving and maintaining all its biodiversity and species in our country. We have been a team for more than three years and work closely with our old people and steering committee.”
Kimberley land and sea managers Daniel Oades and Phillip McCarthy recently travelled to Canada to promote the success of Australia’s Indigenous ranger program.
Bardi Jawi Rangers travel overseas to share dugong tagging expertise
The KLC Bardi Jawi Rangers travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April to [...]
KLC Weekly Goolarri Radio Segment
May 29, 2012
This week, KLC Bardi Jawi Rangers Philip McCarthy and Dwayne George talk to Sandy Dann about their recent [...]
Kimberley Coastal Tourism Project Update - March, 2011
The Kimberley Coastal Tourism Project is working with Bardi Jawi Traditional Owners to develop a cultural awareness program [...]
KLC News Update, April 19, 2010
In a Kimberley first, more than 150 rangers descended on Home Valley Station to share ideas and experiences at [...]
KLC Media Release, March 19, 2010
In a landmark decision, the Federal Court recognised the native title sea country rights of the Bardi Jawi people.
KLC News Update, February 11, 2010
Aboriginal rangers from across the Kimberley will come together for the first time ever to attend a knowledge sharing [...]
KLC news update, January 27, 2010.
The Bardi Jawi Rangers have been on a clean-up mission to prepare the Dampier Peninsula for the onset of [...]
October 1, 2009
Kimberley Rangers were recognised at a graduation ceremony for their hard work and determination in completing their training.
Rangers from various groups across [...]
The Uungguu Rangers donned snorkeling gear and braved crocodile infested waters to collect information on the freshwater turtle.
The project, at the King Edward River [...]
KLC media statement, July, 2009
Four dugongs were tagged with trackers in the most successful round of research conducted by the Bardi Jawi Rangers.
The second [...]