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Indigenous Land & Sea Rangers

Indigenous Land & Sea Rangers around the country have been working with Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative since 2011.

With the Rangers' assistance vital information and data has been collected, and thousands of tonnes of marine debris has been removed from remote and significant sites across Australia.

Rangers also work with community members, local shire councils, junior rangers and school students on source reduction plans, recycling programs and clean-up events.

Many Ranger teams use CyberTracker software to collect data and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative has a CyberTracker sequence available to download here.

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Pormpuraaw Junior Ranger Camp

201207 PormporaawAt the end of June, while a lot of students are taking a break while on school holidays, Pormpuraaw students who are part of the Junior Ranger Program joined Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers to learn what it means to be a Ranger!

During the camp both Senior and Junior Rangers took part in a marine debris survey along the beach at Mungkun Creek, removing ghost nets, plastic drink bottles from both local and international sources, over 100m of fishing line, bait bags and many remnants of shopping bags.

Some of the debris was buried in the sand, but the Junior Rangers did let that deter them, digging deep into the sand to remove the plastic bags from the beach.

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