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Indigenous Ranger Teams Text

Rangers undertake difficult but vital work tackling pressing challenges that impact on regional productivity and on our unique Outback landscapes - challenges such as damaging wildfires, feral animals and noxious weeds.

In addition to these services, almost half the existing Indigenous ranger groups in Australia have progressed to delivering services locally on a commercial basis. This has supplemented and diversified the income that ranger jobs deliver, and assisted government and businesses to meet the supply-side challenges of Indigenous-related procurement targets.

The end result is sustainable economic independence driving improved levels of health and education,
as well as reduced rates of imprisonment and welfare dependence.

Additionally and importantly, rangers often become respected role models in their community, offering hope and inspiration for younger people. Junior ranger programs encourage teenagers and children to spend time in the bush, connecting with older generations who are eager to pass on knowledge and culture and the benefits these bring.

The Create Ranger Parks proposal brings together two proven success stories – Indigenous rangers and protected parks – to produce a win for everyone.

 

RANGER GROUPS ARE CLOSING THE GAP BY:

Providing community mentors, educational opportunities and leadership.
Providing meaningful work, training and career paths.
Empowering individuals with confidence and better mental health.
Encouraging healthy lifestyles through physical activity.
Reducing incarceration and incidences of alcohol and substance abuse.


THERE’S LESS SOCIAL UNREST AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE, KIDS ARE MORE MOTIVATED AT SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY SEE MEANINGFUL ROLE MODELS, AND IT PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNIT Y TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE AND PRIORITIES.

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