Birriliburu Ranger Trip to Mungarlu

Published 28 Jun 2018 
about  Birriliburu partnership  
Rangers RA, Joy and Rita happy to be on Mungarlu country.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Rangers RA, Joy and Rita happy to be on Mungarlu country.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Patch burning on Mungarlu country.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Patch burning on Mungarlu country.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Burning the right way.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Burning the right way.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
The team.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott The team.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Joy and RA collecting bush tucker samples and putting them in the plant press.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Joy and RA collecting bush tucker samples and putting them in the plant press.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Bryony doing track plot monitoring.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Bryony doing track plot monitoring.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott

The Birriliburu Rangers have completed the first of four trips to Mungarlu in the Little Sandy Desert of Western Australia as part of a federal government grant through the Threatened Species Recovery ​Fund.

Mungarlu is a special place identified in the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area Plan. These opportunities to visit the area and look after country are very important.

The Rangers visited rock holes, carried out ground burns, completed track plot surveys, searched for Bilbies and Great Desert Skinks, shared stories and put out motion-sensor cameras and sound recorders. It was a massive trip through stunning Martu desert country. We travelled across spinifex sand plains, red sand dunes, mulga thickets, rocky outcrops and salt lakes. But, after four flat tyres, eight days without a shower and running out of tea bags – we all made it home safely!

Stay tuned for more updates… and find out more about the Bush Heritage Australia Birriliburu Partnership here.

This ‘Two way science: protecting the Bilby’ project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program Threatened Species Recovery Fund Open Round.

Patch burning on Mungarlu country.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Patch burning on Mungarlu country.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Burning the right way.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Burning the right way.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
The team.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott The team.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Joy and RA collecting bush tucker samples and putting them in the plant press.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Joy and RA collecting bush tucker samples and putting them in the plant press.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott
Bryony doing track plot monitoring.<br/>Photo by Vanessa Westcott Bryony doing track plot monitoring.
Photo by Vanessa Westcott