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Fire training on-country with the Kiwirrkurra rangers

I have been working ranger for five years doing a lot of stuff….it is good working as rangers Raymond Olodoodi, Kiwirrkurra ranger 10 Deserts Project team members Gareth and Hannah travelled on-country to support the Kiwirrkurra rangers burning in remote and inaccessible areas of the Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The team provided valuable one-on-one fire […]

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Kiwirrkurra rangers take to the skies to track Ninu (bilbies)

The Kiwirrkurra rangers took to the skies to conduct Ninu (bilby) surveys in some of the most remote country on the Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). This information makes an important contribution to our research into the link between presence of people, fire regimes and biodiversity in the desert landscape.  Dr Rachel Paltridge, Kiwirrkurra IPA […]

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Desert frogs: part 1

Cyclorana platycephala & Cyclorana australis Desert frogs aren’t uncommon, they just need specific conditions to be easily found. They can be the most abundant vertebrate in the deserts, even on some sand plains where you wouldn’t expect them to appear. Maybe this is what makes finding them so exciting.  The first desert frog we are […]

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Central netted dragon

The Central netted dragon is a charismatic little lizard which are widespread across the arid zone. They are often found in some of the absolute worst conditions available and it is there that they thrive. If you get your eye in you can often spot them on the top of rocks or stumps as you […]

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Princess parrot

Alongside Night Parrots these are one of the iconic parrots that bird nerds from all over the world love to chase. This image of this stunning Princess Parrot was taken from a major breeding aggregation of the birds on what has recently become the Haast Bluff Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) consultation area. They were there […]

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