Arafura Swamp & Wanga Djakamirr Rangers

Peter Saunders
Published 05 May 2017 
about  Arafura Partnership  
Some of the haul.<br/> Some of the haul.
Howard Island.<br/> Howard Island.
Landing for more.<br/> Landing for more.
So many bottles.<br/> So many bottles.
Three men and we still couldn't lift this net.<br/> Three men and we still couldn't lift this net.

A busy week was had last week with the rangers from the Arafura Swamp as part of the Bush Heritage partnership with Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation​ (ASRAC).

In particular the Wanga Djakamirr Rangers, who are the sea rangers for much of the coastline around the swamp, undertook their first patrol for many years checking turtles and marine debris on the beaches of Howard and Banyan Island.

They also checked sacred sites and fishing in the Glyde and Woolen Rivers.

A few days later a stray fishing net was found in the Glyde River full of dead fish, not common thankfully, but highlighting the importance of regular patrols.

Howard Island.<br/> Howard Island.
Landing for more.<br/> Landing for more.
So many bottles.<br/> So many bottles.
Three men and we still couldn't lift this net.<br/> Three men and we still couldn't lift this net.