Congratulations to the Larrakia Land and Sea Rangers

As part of the closing ceremony at the 2019 Australian Ornithological Conference, James O’Connor, Head of Research at BirdLife Australia presented some of the Larrakia Land and Sea Rangers with their award:

“We would like to congratulate the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation for winning one of two BirdLife Australia Indigenous Grants for Bird Research and Conservation in 2019. In awarding this grant our independent panel recognised their outstanding work for Shorebirds in the Shoal Bay Key Biodiversity Area. The grant includes a workshop on country and equipment to support the fantastic bird conservation work of the Larrakia Rangers. Well done.“

In the photo below: Larrakia Rangers (L-R) Steven Dawson, Jessica Puntoriero, Ben Smith, and Gabrial Millar

To read about the other recipients of the 2019 Indigenous Grant, the Gudjuda Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation, see the BirdLife website here

An AOC2019 Conference wrap-up and interview with organiser Amanda Lilleyman will feature in next week’s blog : )