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Queensland land and sea rangers

Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program

The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program aims to improve Indigenous participation in managing land and sea country. The program is managed by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

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Location of rangers

There are currently 65 Indigenous land and sea rangers contracted in northern and western  Queensland, who care for Queensland's land, waterways and protected species. Rangers are employed through local Indigenous host organisations with funding from the Queensland Government.

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The land and sea rangers' role

Land and sea ranger activities are tailored to meet local needs and are negotiated by the government, communities, Traditional Owners and local landholders.

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Training and support

The program has a strong emphasis on providing appropriate training and support to rangers and their communities.

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Junior Ranger program

The Junior Ranger program is about bringing sustainable natural resource management into the classroom. The program aims to incorporate Indigenous values for looking after country into the school curriculum.

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North Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program

Under the program North Queensland Indigenous communities have access to grants up to $50,000 to achieve long-term visions—to enhance communities, and conserve and protect natural and cultural resources.

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iBook available

The Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers iBook is now available from the iTunes Bookstore.

Last updated
28 February 2014