Past Ranger Work

This map shows the coastal region of the 32 ranger groups affiliated with GNA over the previous decade. Map image by Google maps.

Previous Ranger Activity

In the previous decade GNA has worked with a total of 40 teams of rangers. The areas highlighted in pink on the map above, show the region covered by the 32 ranger groups that we no longer work with. Of the thousands of kilometres of coastline covered by these previous activities, 2688 nets were recorded.

Many of the engagements with past ranger teams were single events. Below is a table showing the number of nets, kms surveyed or patrolled, animals found, and years working with GNA by those ranger teams. Having removed the backlog of nets, most of these groups are now able to manage the problem without our continued support.

The eight ranger groups we currently work with, manage the region of highest abundance of nets (highlighted in green). They have recorded more than 10,000 nets. Compared to the rest of the north Australian coastline, this part of the Gulf of Carpentaria requires ongoing managemement. For profiles of the rangers, that are still supported by GNA, and more information about their work see Ranger Profiles.

In the navigation bar to the left, there are links to stories about some of these engagements, such as the boat survey of the Kimberly coast and the various helicopter surveys.

Ranger Group Name

No. of Nets

Kms of Coast Patrolled/Surveyed

Animals Found

Total Years Affiliated with GNA

Asyrikarrak Kirim & Wudicupildlyerr

6

48

nil

1

Badalagul

202

18.5

1 dugong

3

Bulgul

6

17.5

nil

1

Crocodile Islands

87

45.6

4 turtles

3

Djelk

37

53

nil

1

Gangalidda & Garawa

35

276

1 crocodile, 1 turtle

5

Garawa & Waanyi

141

113

nil

1

Garnji

33

54

2 turtles, 6 sharks, 3 fish, 1 crab

1

Hammond Island

350

21

3 sharks

2

Kaiwalagal & Kaurareg

201

57.8

nil

2

Kawidji Kanidji

16

7.3

nil

1

Kimberley (Bardi Jawi, Dambinmangari, Nyul Nyul & Unguu)

37

N/A

nil

1

Kowanyama

19

205.5

nil

7

li-Anthawirriyarra

268

114

2 sharks, 1 turtle, fish & crabs

7

Mardbalk

0

22

nil

1

Normanton

120

70.3

1 turtle

2

Numburindi

530

63

6 non specified

7

Thamurrurr & Timber Ck

34

1060

nil

2

Tiwi Islands

14

17.5

nil

1

Warramunburr

19

14.4

nil

1

Wellesley island

177

542

nil

5

Wik & Kugu

179

19.2

nil

2

Yugul Mangi

177

63

nil

5

Totals

2688