Charles Darwin Reserve is within the traditional lands of the Badimaya people. Ninghan Station, which adjoins the reserve to the south, is owned and managed by the Bell family and the Pindiddy Aboriginal Corporation. In 2004 they successfully nominated 48,000 hectares of the station as an Indigenous Protected Area, that they manage for conservation.
We work closely with the Bell family to protect the spirit of the land. We collaborate on feral animal management, fire control work, and ecological monitoring.