National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) warmly welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to grant legal authority to the Aboriginal ranger organisation, Gamay Rangers, in Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Towra Point Reserve.
NPA CEO Gary Dunnett stated, ‘This decision by the NSW Government to grant the Gamay Rangers equal partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is a pivotal step in the future of national park and reserve management in NSW.
‘It is the first time an Aboriginal ranger organisation will work alongside NPWS as an equal partner in managing a reserve.
‘Granting the Gamay Rangers legal authority of Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Towra Point Reserve will enshrine cultural practices and local knowledge in the management plans for these reserves.
‘NPA is looking forward to seeing similar reserve management partnerships across the state’ Mr Dunnett concluded.
Media Contact: Samantha Newton, Acting CEO, 9299 0000
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