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Rangers find threatened wildlife

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Rangers find threatened wildlife

Posted on 29 Feb 2016

Dambimangari Rangers have discovered several threatened wildlife species on remote Chambers Island in Kimberley’s Buccaneer Archipelago.

The discovery is part of a monitoring program expected to play a key role in the survival of some of the region’s most important native animals. The program was established as an independent Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation project in line with Healthy Country Plan to preserve the region’s environment and the heritage.

The rangers are developing skills in identifying and recording the animals – using motion-activated cameras – to help plan effective management strategies.

The group is establishing a network of research sites to cover some of the world’s most significant biological hot spots.

One of the major benefits could be the establishment of wildlife havens in the archipelago to project iconic species like the northern quoll from cane toads and introduced predators.

Click here to read a comprehensive article prepared by the ABC’s Kimberley News Service