Posted: February 23rd, 2016
CEO of the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation Nyaparu Rose recently spoke with SBS’s Living Black program about Indigenous Protected Areas and Ranger programs, which she sees as essential to both young people and elders of her community.
The Nyangumarta people also use these programs to work with scientists and other professionals to protect delicate ecosystems by cataloguing and documenting the land and practices.
Nyaparu Rose said her heritage is not being witnessed up close by the Commonwealth, and it’s a problem which could lead to future cuts or no expansion.
“It’s difficult at times because we don’t have enough visits from the federal government to these remote areas to spend time and look at what the ranger groups are doing to benefit, protect and care for their Country.”