Parnngurr ranger, Lee Robinson, explaining about mankarr (bilbies) to Rachel (NITV) 

Parnngurr ranger, Lee Robinson, explaining about mankarr (bilbies) to Rachel (NITV) 

Showcasing Martu ranger work

Recently Parnngurr rangers hosted a short trip on country to film the work the rangers do. Cameraman (Nyaparu Wells), Sylvia (Al Jazeera) and Rachel (NITV reporter) were met by rangers, school students, parents and elders when they arrived in community. Introductions were made and everyone enjoyed a community BBQ together.

Over the next few days the elders and rangers showed Sylvia and Rachel the different types of activities they undertake as part of the ranger program. The rangers found active mankarr (bilby) and mulyamiji (great desert skink) burrows, talked about the importance of right-way waru (fire), the impact of camels and undertook water monitoring. Martu collected bush tucker to share with the visitors. Everyone, including the quieter rangers, were proud to tell their story about the work they do.  

By the end of the trip everyone was exhausted but agreed it was a fantastic opportunity to share the Martu ranger story with the world. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the story on NITV and Al Jazeera’s Earth Rise in the coming months.