Warddeken Land Management Ltd.
The Traditional Owners of the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area formed Warddeken Land Management Ltd. in 2007. Warddeken is an Aboriginal owned, not-for-profit company that combines traditional ecological knowledge with Western science to manage and protect one of Australia’s most unique environments.
Warddeken operates out of the remote homeland communities of Kabulwarnamyo, Manmoyi and Kamarrkawarn in west Arnhem Land. Each year up to 130 Indigenous rangers work on a variety of projects including fire management and carbon abatement, weed and feral animal control, rock art conservation, education and cultural heritage management.
The Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area
Declared in 2009, the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area is a significant part of Australia's National Reserve System. The Warddeken IPA takes in 1,394,951 hectares of spectacular stone and gorge country on the Arnhem Plateau immediately east of Kakadu national Park. It also encompasses six outstation communities: Kabulwarnamyo, Manmoyi, Kamarrkawarn, Marlkawo, Kumarrirnbang and Kudjekbinj.
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