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Martu country in the Western Desert is a place of global conservation significance, rich in biodiversity and cultural value. Spanning an area twice the size of Tasmania, Martu country includes parts of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts.
Martu people have maintained a strong physical and cultural connection to their country for thousands of years but they needed support to manage it. That’s when The Nature Conservancy, working in partnership with BHP Billiton and Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (representing Martu interests), formed the Martu Living Deserts Project. The project assists Martu people continue their remarkable connection to country combining modern science with Indigenous ecological knowledge.
Through the project, Martu ranger teams:
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land we help to conserve and pay respect to the Elders both past and present.
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