March 1, 2018
The Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation (ASRAC) recently launched their Ten-year Healthy Country Plan with support from Bush Heritage Australia to protect Aboriginal culture, knowledge and ecosystems across 1.2 million hectares of East Arnhem Land.
“For our people, land, culture and country are never separate. Bringing many partners together to protect our law and culture is really important”, says ASRAC Chair Otto Bulmaniya Campion.
Bush Heritage Australia’s Chief Executive, Gerard O’Neill, says that Aboriginal partnerships are a growing part of our national conservation strategy. “We are extremely privileged to be working with Yolngu and Bi Traditional Owners and ranger groups in helping them keep their country healthy and cultural heritage protected.”
Our 24 active Aboriginal partnerships now account for 4.9 million hectares of land being protected for conservation.