Declaration of Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area

By , July 29, 2009 5:33 pm

Angas Downs is an Indigenous owned 3,200 sq km pastoral lease, located 300km SW of Alice Springs, NT and 135km from Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) The Traditional Owners of Angas Downs agreed to voluntarily declare the property an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The official declaration occurred on Wednesday, 10 June 2009. A press release was issued by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Indigenous Health.

The Plan of Management for the Angas Downs IPA was prepared by the members of the community with support from Australian Wildlife Services. It draws on traditional land management practices and sets out priorities for scientists and wildlife managers to work with Indigenous owners. AWS continues to provide scientific support. Copies are available on our Publications page

The Imanpa Development Association Inc acknowledges the Australian Government Indigenous Protected Areas element of the Caring for our Country initiative delivered through the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Indigenous Rangers on Angas Downs are working with scientific support from AWS and funding from the Caring for our Country program to restore and better manage the property.

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