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Crocodile Islands Rangers

The Crocodile Islands Rangers (CIR) manage the land and sea country of the Crocodile Islands, situated off the coast of north east Arnhem Land. The CIR program was established in 2010 from an initial donation of royalty funding from Senior Traditional Owner and 2012 Senior Australian of the Year Laurie Baymarrwangga. The Crocodile Islands Rangers are based at Milingimbi and hosted by the Milingimbi Outstation Progress Resource Association Inc (MOPRA). The program is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of Traditional Owners from the region.

The rangers manage approximately 40,000 hectares of land, 200 km of coastline and 6000 sq km of sea country within Castlereagh Bay, a site recognised as being of international conservation significance due to the large aggregations of migratory shorebirds, large seabird colonies and important marine turtle nesting beaches. The ranger group has a diverse work plan that includes marine debris cleanups, weed and fire management, pest animal control and quarantine, cultural site management, sea country patrols and surveillance operations, biodiversity surveys, Indigenous knowledge transfer and community education.

Mob: 0439 700 230

Email: simone.mcmonigal@mopra.org.au

Mail: PMB 122 Winnellie NT 0822

Web: www.crocodileislandsrangers.org

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