WWF welcomes Australian Government investment in turtle and dugong conservation
“The Working on Country program has been a great success for both the environment and Indigenous communities,” WWF spokesperson Darren Grover said.
“Not only is the program achieving outstanding environmental outcomes but it’s also providing employment and training opportunities within local communities.
“It is particularly pleasing to see the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation listed as one of the organisations receiving funding.
“WWF has been working in partnership with Girringun for a number of years now. They do a fantastic job working on turtle conservation through the “Gungu” project, which combines the latest science with traditional knowledge and experience gained over thousands of years.
“Working on Country is one of Australia’s success stories. An expansion of the program would also plug other gaps in priority areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and south-western Australia which need a lot more protection.
“Let’s help our Indigenous rangers make an even greater difference.”
Daniel Rockett, National Media Manager, 0432 206 592, firstname.lastname@example.org