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2024 Indigenous Grant for Bird Research and Conservation

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

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2024 Indigenous Grant for Bird Research and Conservation

Congratulations to the Dhimurru Rangers!

Dhimurru Aboriginal Rangers in a group photoAs part of NAIDOC Week, each year BirdLife Australia announces the winners of its Indigenous Grant for Bird Research and Conservation.

With this grant, now in its twelfth year, BirdLife Australia recognises the vital contribution that Indigenous people continue to make to the knowledge and conservation of Australia’s native birds.

We’re excited to announce that the winners of the 2024 BirdLife Australia Indigenous Grant are the Dhimurru Aboriginal Rangers!

The 2024 Indigenous Grant for Bird Research and Conservation will support the Dhimurru Rangers and the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation in their community-led conservation work in the region’s coastal, mangrove, and wetland areas. This grant will help expand ranger research and monitoring programs, providing valuable data to support their care for bird populations and marine health in the region.

Based in northeast Arnhem Land, the Dhimurru Rangers will focus on the conservation of the region’s culturally and ecologically significant seabirds, including the Bridled Tern, Greater Crested Tern, and Brown Noddy, which breed on Yilipa (Higginson Islet), a globally recognised Key Biodiversity Area.

The Dhimurru Rangers will also use the grant for education and outreach to communicate the importance of caring for Sea Country, hoping to shape a brighter future for the birds and communities that call the region home.

Congratulations to the Dhimurru Aboriginal Rangers!