Girringun Aboriginal Rangers
Over twenty years ago, founding Girringun Elders, had a vision of Traditional Owner Rangers, caring for land and sea country. Today, it's a reality.
Girringun country is home to rich Cultural History and two World Heritage Areas – the picturesque Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the staggering beauty of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
For many years, the Rangers struggled for funding and recognition. In 2010, the Federal Governments Working On Country Program and the states, Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers Program, made an investment into the efforts which saw the program stabilise and grow. This support helps greatly with project delivery, though the future is not certain.
Today, the Girringun Aboriginal Rangers are a dynamic team of Indigenous men and women working and managing many of the cultural sites, land and sea country throughout the 1.2million Ha of the Girringun Indigenous Protected Area (GIPA). Rangers are well resourced, highly trained and skilled in all aspects of land and sea management.
"Our Rangers are absolutely vital in proactive,
culturally based management..."
Our Rangers provide invaluable support to other associated stakeholder partners. They implement much of the on ground operations to achieve meaningful outcomes for Girringun, with emphasis upon Culture, and Caring Country. Rangers work within the boundary of the Girringun IPA and are supported internally by Girringun Arts, Biodiversity Unit, TUMRA and IPA.
In association with the Traditional Owner Groups, we work in collaboration with the following partners.