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Ranger from TSRA collecting water sample for eDNA analysis


Project overview

Supporting job opportunities for local people to combine traditional knowledge and Western science to care for land, sea and culture in line with community and Traditional Owner priorities.


  • Supports 55 Ranger roles across 14 Torres Strait communities (13 islands)

  • TSRA Rangers undertake regular training and carry out various on-ground activities, including pest and weed control, marine debris management, dugong and turtle management, seagrass monitoring, cultural heritage site protection and traditional ecological knowledge recording and management.

  • Rangers are trained to assist agencies to apply environmental legislation where required.

  • Women make up about a third of TSRA’s Ranger workforce with a record number of 19 female Rangers, up from 8 previously.

TSRA Rangers in action

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