The Malgana Ranger program began in 2018 and was initially hosted by YMAC before being handed over to Malgana Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC in 2021.
The Malgana Ranger project is funded by the State Government’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) under its Aboriginal Ranger Program.
Between 2018 and 2021, a Land and Sea Management Ranger Coordinator and six rangers were employed to undertake the below activities while completing accredited Conservation and Land Management training (Certificate I, II and III). The funding also allowed for the employment of a ranger assistant who was employed solely by DBCA but completed training with the rest of the Malgana Ranger team and participated in the activities listed below:
The activities were diverse and either part of the works program implemented for DBCA or as pilot fee-for-service initiatives for the University of Western Australia, Rangelands NRM WA, Bush Heritage and Ecological Restoration Program on Dirk Hartog Island (Wirruwana).
The Land and Sea Management unit played an integral role in supporting Malgana Aboriginal Corporation in getting Rangers on Country taking care of Country.
Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.
We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.
Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.
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