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Interest sought for Aboriginal Ranger Program

The State Government is encouraging Aboriginal organisations to apply for funding under the Aboriginal Ranger Program.

The State Budget included an investment of $20 million over five years for the program.

The program will build on the highly successful work already being undertaken by established Aboriginal ranger groups throughout the State and has been designed to focus on jobs, training and community development initiatives that deliver social, economic and environmental outcomes.

Funding will enable the employment and training of Aboriginal rangers to undertake land and sea management, including tourism operations and protection of cultural and biodiversity values across a range of tenures in remote and regional Western Australia.

The EOI is open today (September 21) and closes on October 31, 2017. Application forms and guidelines are available from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions website at http://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/aboriginalrangerprogram

Source: Government of Western Australia.