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Contact WGAC’s media adviser with all inquiries via Email: media@wunambalgaambera.org.au or P: 0418202546 

Tracking Turtles on Wunambal Gaambera Wundaagu (sea country) is a Joint Effort

Mangguru (marine turtles) are important cultural foods especially for cultural gatherings. However presently, we (Wunambal Gaambera people) are concerned about threats to these species. It is our responsibility to look after mangguru as set out in our Wundaagu (saltwater) Plan of Management. Our Uunguu Rangers are monitoring the health of mangguru in Australia and international

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2021 Fire Notice Wunambal Gaambera Country

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation would like to advise you that prescribed burning will commence on 16  April and continue until 30 June conducted in accordance with the 2021 WGAC Annual Fire Plan. Fire operations from 1 April to 14 January are covered by permits under the Bush Fires Act and regulations require that neighbours be

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Wunambal Gaambera endorses Wuudagu Environmental Scoping Document

Perth based group VBX Limited (VBX) have prepared and submitted to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) a draft version of the Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) for the proposed Wuudagu bauxite project on Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley region of Western Australia. The ESD sets out the content and timing of the Environmental Review

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Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Visitation Study

n late 2019, WGAC conducted a Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Visitation and Impacts Study to understand how the visitor experience can be improved. 100% of stakeholders interviewed agreed that Nguawudu is critical for the overall Kimberley experience. The study also showed that people strongly believe Ngauwudu should be marketed as a cultural place as well as

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Best fire results since early dry season fire program launched

Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley records best fire results since early dry season fire program launched In 2019 Wunambal Gaambera recorded its best Yurrma (early dry season) fire result since our Right Way Fire program began in 2011. Only 7% of Wunambal Gaambera country was affected by late dry season wildfires. This was

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Fire Season (April – June)

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation advises that prescribed burning will commence from 8 April and continue to 30th June 2019. If you are visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country via road, sea or air, heed fire operation notices and avoid fire operation areas during this period. Uunguu Rangers will display fire operation notices on the Nguauwudu (Road) Zone

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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we would like to celebrate all our female Uunguu Rangers who care for our Country with the help of Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners and our elders, passing on their knowledge.

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Bodgurri, Boab, Bottle Tree, Adansonia gregorii.

This large distinctive tree occurs in many areas of Wunambal Gaambera Country. It has a very swollen trunk and smooth grey bark. It is dreaming for some people. Water can be obtained by chopping into the trunk. Hollows in the trunks and branches hold water after rain, and this water can be drunk. The bark

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