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East Kimberley

East Kimberley

Region: Kimberley


Overview:

Building on historic efforts in the East Kimberley, this program focuses attention on building upon a landscape-scale fire program across four properties currently managed in an EcoFire style by the Kija Rangers.

Bounded by the world heritage Purnulu to the South and the Ord/Lake Argyle Ramsars to the north, this program is building partnership opportunities and sharing of resources and learnings with neighbouring native title and pastoral properties.

Working with four properties clustered together, we are engaging pastoralists and ranger groups to protect critical habitat and encourage regenerative pastoral management.


Key EBBC or priority fauna in area:

  • Endangered Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)
  • Endangered Purple Crowned Fairy Wrens (Malurus coronatus coronatus)

Other assets in the area:

  1. Old River floodplain Ramsar site
  2. Gouldian Finch populations Wyndham and Ord Stage II Healthy and increasing populations
  3. Cockburn Ranges
  4. Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA)
  5. Lake Kununurra – Ramsar site and high-value conservation areas
  6. Lake Argyle – Ramsar site
  7. Purnululu National Park/Bungle Bungles
  8. Productive Land Systems

People/Groups engaged in the area:

  1. Kimberley Land Council
  2. Pastoralists
  3. North Kimberly LCDC
  4. Ranger network
  5. Department of Biodiversity conservation and Attractions
  6. Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia