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Cultural Tourism on Wunambal Gaambera Country

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people have an incredible success story. After launching the Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP) 2 years ago in 2017 – an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country – Wunambal Gaambera people are now managing and taking leadership in the multi-million-dollar tourism industry on their country. “With the UVP, our people …

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WA Landcare Award

On Thursday 3 October WGAC won the Western Australia State Landcare Award for the Indigenous Land Management sector. WGAC is now a Finalist for the National Award. Bevan Stott, Desmond Williams and Catherine Goonack – pictured – attended the awards in Perth.“Congratulations and thank you for the hard work, effort and contribution by Wunambal Gaambera’s Uunguu …

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Rangers discover rare wallaby

Traditional Owners conducting scientific monitoring in the far north Kimberley have found exciting evidence of a tiny rock-wallaby long thought to have disappeared from the region’s mainland. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers recently collected scats which Australian Museum scientists have identified as being from nabarlek – Australia’s second smallest rock-wallaby. The furry grey nabarlek …

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Uunguu Camp inspires Kalumburu kids

The incentive of getting back to Country has again improved education outcomes and attendance at Kalumburu Remote Community School this year.  Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers hosted 13 students at this year’s Culture Camp on their Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley.  The committed student group spent four days learning about bush plants …

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Visitor pass secures North Kimberley country, culture, jobs

Launching the 2017 Uunguu Visitor Pass – an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country – Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Catherine Goonack said Traditional Owners now had a mechanism for managing and taking leadership in the tourism industry on their country.“Wunambal Gaambera people have a communal need and responsibility to look after and …

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Uunguu Rangers, scientists find thriving coral hotspots

The North Kimberley’s Uunguu Rangers are combining science and traditional knowledge to monitor and look after their saltwater country, with a recent survey recording coral hotspots rivalling Ningaloo Reef and the Rowley shoals. Five rangers – employed by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation – recently returned from a week-long scientific survey aboard the Australian Institute of …

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Right-way burns stem Kimberley wildfire, carbon impacts

Uunguu Rangers in the far north Kimberley have measured major reductions in wildfire impact since ramping up traditional burning methods four years ago, a Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation fire-planning meeting has heard. By undertaking burning in the early dry season, Uunguu Rangers have been able to contain the large-scale hot-burn wildfires that have threatened visitors, …

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