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  Last updated July 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

The oldest civilisation on Earth are protecting the Australian land and sea as Indigenous Rangers. Find them on social media and see the amazing work that they do.

Australia is a country with a rich Indigenous history that spans all other human civilisations on our planet. We pay our respect to the past and present Elders of the many countries of Australia. They have been looking after country for over 50,000 years, protecting the Australian coastline, bushland and biodiversity using their incredibly vast knowledge.

Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are government-recognised projects which sees local Indigenous communities working towards conservation whilst providing social, cultural and economic benefits. IPAs make up a significant part of the National Reserve System. Currently there are over 500 Indigenous people employed as part of this program. With over 60% of IPAs managed by Indigenous ranger groups.

Source: Australian Government

Indigenous rangers do miraculous work with the environment by saving endangered species, fighting introduced and feral animals and weeds, controlling fires and preserving the coastline for the benefit of all Australians.

Indigenous rangers on social media

Here’s a starter list of where you can follow Indigenous ranger groups from all around Australia, so that you can follow and support and see the work that they do. With many of them sharing photos of the beautiful land on which we are so fortunate to be part of.

This is by no means an exhaustive list so please let us know if we’ve missed any!

You can see an interactive map of all the Indigenous land and sea management projects supported by the Australian Government here.

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Kelly Wong
Contributing editor for News + Events and the online producer at Australia's Science Channel. I have a background in immunology, food blogging, volunteering, and social media. I'm passionate about creating communities on social media and getting them excited about science. I enjoy good food and I am on an eternal mission to find the best ice cream. Find me on Twitter @kellyyyllek



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