Karrkad Kanjdji Trust
Warddeken Daluk Women Rangers Program
The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT) was established in 2010 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of West and Central Arnhem Land and its marine areas. KKT support Indigenous-owned land and sea management organisations as they implement environmental and cultural projects that reflect the priorities and values of the Traditional Owners.
The Warddeken Daluk Women Rangers Program aims to improve female engagement and provide increased opportunities for women working in Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) work programs. It provides training in capacity building, pride and identity, new skill sets and cultural heritage management.
Why did we fund this project? Since 2018 NMF are thrilled to be supporting a program that not only encourages more women and girls to be involved with conserving endangered landscapes and species, but improves education outcomes, enables technical skills transfer and safeguards Indigenous knowledge systems and cultural heritage. Importantly, this program provides positive role models for the future generations that will become custodians of these areas.