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Ngaanyatjarra Indigenous Protected Area

Category: Place
Sub Category:Indigenous Protected Area
Location:Western Desert region, Western Australia, Australia
All of the Western Australian Central Ranges bordered by the Gibson Desert to the north and west, and the Great Victoria Desert to the south. The western IPA boundary is contiguous with the exisiting Gibson Desert Nature Reserve while the eastern boundary of the IPA is the Western Australia State border.
Alternative Names:
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands Indigenous Protected Area
  • Subject Matter:Environmental Heritage | Cultural Heritage | Land Management
    Summary Information:
    The Ngaanytjarra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was declared on 21 August 2002 by the Ngaanyatjarra Council. The declaration was made at the Ngaanyatjarra council meeting held at Patjarr community. The IPA covers a 9.8129 million hectare area of part of the Western Desert region and all of the Western Australian Central Ranges bioregion. The IPA was declared after five years of planning and consultation subsequent to the securing of Natural Heritage Trust funding. At least five endangered or vulnerable animal species are known to exist in the IPA. Ngaanyatjarra IPA management will assist Yarnangu (traditional owners) with land management in ways which accord with traditional ecological knowledge.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Department of the Environment and Heritage (Cth)
  • Natural Heritage Trust
  • Ngaanyatjarra Land Council
  • Ngaanyatjarra Land Management Unit
  • People
  • Ngaanyatjarra People
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Reserve System Program

  • Glossary

    Indigenous Protected Area (Australia) | Indigenous Protected Areas Programme (Australia)

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