Indigenous rangers working together

They came from as far afield as Kalkarindji in the Top End to Warburton Ranges in Western Australia, to train in everything from snake handling and quad bikes to aerial incendiary devices for preventative burning.

No - not auditions for the latest reality show - but 165 Indigenous rangers who travelled to Uluru to attend the Central Land Council’s annual ranger camp at Yulara campground.

Two groups of rangers also visited our mala paddock to see how the park cares for the mala population and manages an enclosed feral-proof area. Both groups are hoping to run similar threatened species programs in the near future.

The critically-endangered mala were reintroduced to a special enclosure at the park in 2005 to boost numbers

The week-long camp, supported by the Indigenous Protected Areas program, wasn’t all hard work  - ranger bands went head to head on stage, a great end to a hard week’s work.

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