Media releases


Media Releases

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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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North Kimberley ready for worldwide audience

Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley is gearing up for exposure to millions of television viewers worldwide following a recent visit by hugely popular program “Coast Australia”. Hosted by Scottish historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver, Foxtel’s History Channel production of the BBC format looks at how people have interacted with the coast throughout history

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Wunambal Gaambera joins ranger funding campaign

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people, Native Title holders of some of Australia’s most remote and intact Country, are the newest supporters of the Country Needs People campaign. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and the Uunguu Rangers are backing the campaign to help others learn about their Healthy Country work and what that means to the

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Kalumburu Students Connect with Rangers on Culture Camp

Students from Kalumburu Remote Community School had a powerful experience on Wunambal Gaambera Country recently, when Uunguu Rangers hosted the school’s annual Culture Camp. This year’s camp was hailed as one of the most successful yet, with 14 students visiting Garmbemirri camp near Mungalalu Truscott Air Base for four days. Uunguu Rangers Neil Waina, Desmond

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Science and Culture Join Forces in Fight for Dugong Survival

North Kimberley Traditional Owner Rangers are now professionally trained to help monitor one of their most vulnerable and culturally important species – the dugong – following an intensive course hosted on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Delivered by the CSIRO and Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), the three-day accredited course was hosted by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal

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Refuge discovered in remote WA rainforest

Camera traps stationed for six months in WA’s largest continuous rainforest have yielded images that have stunned both scientists and traditional landowners. Healthy populations of Northern quoll – elsewhere subject to dramatic population decline due to the spread of cane toads – were among a rich diversity of wildlife previously unrecorded at the far North

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