We are the land

We are the land

While filming in north-west Western Australia on another project, our crew were fortunate enough to meet some members of the Kara Jarri and Nyangumarta Warrarn rangers. These passionate custodians of the land, who welcomed us to their shared country at Eighty Mile Beach, were kind enough to share their stories with us.

During the busy days of bird catching and tagging on the beach, we opportunistically caught glimpses of their sincere dedication to caring for country, and in the few moments of downtime we asked them what it meant for them to be here, on country, protecting the land. Here, we present their thoughtful responses to our questions and hope that in sharing their stories we might inspire others to consider their role in preserving the world around them.

Chris McCormack

Growing up in rural Victoria imbued Chris with a keen interest in native wildlife. He has a background in ecology and has worked for the state government in the development of citizen science initiatives. Currently, he is expanding his expertise in the areas of conservation psychology.

There are 2 comments on this post
  1. November 19, 2017, 8:43 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for sharing this video – really powerful way to demonstrate the perspective of connection with the land. It is also great to hear and see the rangers stories being shared. As a person who taught over in Bidyadanga for two years, my wife and I saw the effort they put into conserving and protecting their country…thanks for taking the time to share and pass on their stories!

    • Chris
      January 04, 2018, 7:42 pm

      Thank you for your comment Dan. I’m glad you enjoyed the film and have witnessed the amazing dedication of these rangers in your own life!

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