Posted: December 6th, 2022
Created through a process of consultation across Nyangumarta Country in WA’s northwest Pilbara and southwest Kimberley region in 2020 and 2021, the Nyangumarta Warrarn Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Plan 2022–2032 builds on the previous IPA Plan of Management 2015–2020 which involved extensive consultations with the Nyangumarta community between 2010 and 2015.
Through four field trips over an 18-month period, the IPA plan drew from consultation and research conducted with Elders, rangers, cultural advisors and Nyangumarta community members to ensure as much information as possible was gained on how best to encapsulate the Nyangumarta values, practices, and beliefs regarding Culture and looking after Country.
The IPA plan is currently split into six values/categories:
- Marrngumili – Nyangumarta Law and Culture
- Yinta – Important Sites
- Governance and Partnerships
- Nyangumarta People and Pathways
- Pirra Country (Great Sandy Desert)
- Jurrar Country (80 Mile Beach)
The management plan is a living document that will be reviewed and updated when required. The review process is through the MeRI framework, allowing a way to make change transparent on the management plan so progress can be tracked and adapted when necessary.
The Nyangumarta Warrarn Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Plan 2022–2032 can be viewed here