News Releases

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation wants to keep you informed about the many projects and activities we are engaged in. Our News portal is a one-stop-shop to keep up to date with our latest media releases, newsletters and external media coverage.

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Ngauwudu Visitation Study19-Aug-2020

In late 2019, WGAC conducted a Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Visitation and Impacts Study to understand how the visitor experience can be improved. 100% of stakeholders interviewed agreed that Nguawudu is critical for the overall Kimberley experience. The study also showed that people strongly believe Ngauwudu should be marketed as a cultural place as well as a destination of natural beauty. There is a distinct demand for more cultural experiences and the opportunity to meet Wunambal Gaambera Trad.. go to article

Accessing Visitor Locations – Wunambal Gaambera Country 202011-Jun-2020

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) is pleased to advise that from 10 June 2020 the Uunguu Coast Zone Visitor Locations numbered below are open to Visitors – Uunguu Tour Operators crew and passengers – holding valid Uunguu Visitor Passes on a “no contact” basis. See full announcement:

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Best fire results since early dry season fire program launched03-Jun-2020

Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley records best fire results since early dry season fire program launched In 2019 Wunambal Gaambera recorded its best Yurrma (early dry season) fire result since our Right Way Fire program began in 2011. Only 7% of Wunambal Gaambera country was affected by late dry season wildfires. This was despite the fact that dry conditions caused record numbers of severe fire weather days in the Kimberley and a high number of lightning storms. Uun.. go to article

New collaboration strengthens management of sea country in the Kimberley Marine Park25-Nov-2019

Parks Australia and the Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation have taken an important step towards strengthening management of sea country in the Kimberley region with the signing of a partnership agreement. The agreement will see marine park managers, Uunguu Rangers and Traditional Owners working alongside one another to ensure traditional knowledge is reflected in the management of the Uunguu Coast Zone of the Kimberley Marine Park. “We are really excited about working together wi.. go to article

First Felixer trial in the North Kimberley15-Nov-2019

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s (WGAC) Healthy Country Team (including the Uunguu Rangers and Traditional Owners) recently completed field work to trial two Felixer cat traps at Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) in the North Kimberley, Western Australia. The trial on Wunambal Gaambera Country is the first regional trial of the Felixer, an automated tool to help control feral cats and foxes. Felixers use rangefinder sensors to distinguish target cats and foxes from non-target wildlife .. go to article

Cultural Tourism on Wunambal Gaambera Country08-Nov-2019

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people have an incredible success story. After launching the Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP) 2 years ago in 2017 - an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country – Wunambal Gaambera people are now managing and taking leadership in the multi-million-dollar tourism industry on their country. “With the UVP, our people are getting back on country, learning their culture and their family graas.” Catherine Goonack, .. go to article

WA Landcare Award05-Oct-2019

On Thursday 3 October WGAC won the WA Landcare Award for the Indigenous Land Management sector. Bevan Stott, Desmond Williams and Catherine Goonack - pictured - attended the awards in Perth. "Congratulations and thank you for the hard work, effort and contribution by Wunambal Gaambera's Uunguu Rangers and Traditional Owners in getting this award. The award (Indigenous Land Management Award) recognises our Healthy Country work and the successes we have had in implementing and managing our Hea.. go to article

2018 Wunambal Gaambera Newsletter17-Dec-2018

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2018. Attendees at the meeting were given a copy of the 2018 Newsletter. Download a copy here: 2018 Wunambal Gaambera Newsletter for AGM (/_literature_214548/2018_Wunambal_Gaambera_Newsletter_for_AGM) .. go to article

Rangers discover rare wallaby12-Jan-2018

Rangers discover rare wallaby Traditional Owners conducting scientific monitoring in the far north Kimberley have found exciting evidence of a tiny rock-wallaby long thought to have disappeared from the region’s mainland. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers recently collected scats which Australian Museum scientists have identified as being from nabarlek - Australia’s second smallest rock-wallaby. The furry grey nabarlek is roug.. go to article

Uunguu Camp inspires Kalumburu kids02-Nov-2017

The incentive of getting back to Country has again improved education outcomes and attendance at Kalumburu Remote Community School this year. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers hosted 13 students at this year’s Culture Camp on their Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley. The committed student group spent four days learning about bush plants and animals, how to make spears, fish, and hear stories about rock art near the Garmbemirri Ran.. go to article

Visitor pass secures North Kimberley country, culture, jobs14-Aug-2017

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people have taken a significant step to secure the future of their country, culture, incomes and employment opportunities. Launching the 2017 Uunguu Visitor Pass – an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country - Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Catherine Goonack said Traditional Owners now had a mechanism for managing and taking leadership in the tourism industry on their country. “Wunambal Gaambe.. go to article

Uunguu Rangers, scientists find thriving coral hotspots09-Aug-2017

MEDIA RELEASE June 13 2017 The North Kimberley’s Uunguu Rangers are combining science and traditional knowledge to monitor and look after their saltwater country, with a recent survey recording coral hotspots rivalling Ningaloo Reef and the Rowley shoals. Five rangers – employed by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation – recently returned from a week-long scientific survey aboard the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIM.. go to article

Wunambal Gaambera joins ranger funding campaign29-Sep-2016

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people, Native Title holders of some of Australia’s most remote and intact Country, are the newest supporters of the Country Needs People campaign. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and the Uunguu Rangers are backing the campaign to help others learn about their Healthy Country work and what that means to the Traditional Owners. Wunambal Gaambera Country is the Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area listed on Australia&rsqu.. go to article

North Kimberley ready for worldwide audience02-Jun-2016

Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley is gearing up for exposure to millions of television viewers worldwide following a recent visit by hugely popular program “Coast Australia”. Hosted by Scottish historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver, Foxtel’s History Channel production of the BBC format looks at how people have interacted with the coast throughout history and today. Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners valued the opportunity to share stories of their cou.. go to article

Right-way burns stem Kimberley wildfire, carbon impacts11-Apr-2016

Uunguu Rangers in the far north Kimberley have measured major reductions in wildfire impact since ramping up traditional burning methods four years ago, a Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation fire-planning meeting has heard. By undertaking burning in the early dry season, Uunguu Rangers have been able to contain the large-scale hot-burn wildfires that have threatened visitors, cultural sites, plants and animals in the past. Single wildfire events once ravaged up to half the 800,000.. go to article

Kalumburu Students Connect with Rangers on Culture Camp13-Dec-2015

Students from Kalumburu Remote Community School had a powerful experience on Wunambal Gaambera Country recently, when Uunguu Rangers hosted the school’s annual Culture Camp. This year’s camp was hailed as one of the most successful yet, with 14 students visiting Garmbemirri camp near Mungalalu Truscott Air Base for four days. Uunguu Rangers Neil Waina, Desmond Williams, Jason Adams and Maggie Captain led the camp, with support from Dorothy Djanghara, Alphonse Cheinmora an.. go to article

Science and Culture Join Forces in Fight for Dugong Survival02-Oct-2015

North Kimberley Traditional Owner Rangers are now professionally trained to help monitor one of their most vulnerable and culturally important species – the dugong - following an intensive course hosted on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Delivered by the CSIRO and Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), the three-day accredited course was hosted by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers at their Garmbemirri camp near Mungalalu Truscott Airbase. Ga.. go to article

Refuge discovered in remote WA rainforest16-Sep-2015

Camera traps stationed for six months in WA’s largest continuous rainforest have yielded images that have stunned both scientists and traditional landowners. Healthy populations of Northern quoll – elsewhere subject to dramatic population decline due to the spread of cane toads – were among a rich diversity of wildlife previously unrecorded at the far North Kimberley’s Bougainville Peninsula on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Twenty cameras show th.. go to article

External media04-Jun-2015

Check out the following links to learn more about Wunambal Gaambera and related issues from external media: Nine News - June 3, 2015 Australian Archaeology - May 31, 2015 National Indigenous Radio Service May 21, 2015 .. go to article

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