CyberTracker: An integral management tool used by rangers in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area, central Arnhem Land, Australia

Authors

  • Shaun Ansell,

  • Jennifer Koenig


  • The Djelk Rangers have found CyberTracker to be an efficient, cost-effective, user-friendly and versatile data collection and management tool that can empower land and sea managers to engage in local, regional and national environmental decision making. This outline of its use in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area in central Arnhem Land, Australia, shows how this ranger group have pioneered methodology to collect geo-referenced data of all its operational activities. The data capabilities and successful uptake of this technology by the Djelk Rangers demonstrate its potential as a tool for other Indigenous groups and its relevance to a broad environmental audience.

Shaun Ansell was the Manager of the Djelk Rangers, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, (PMB 102 via Winnellie, NT 0822, Australia; Tel: 0409113656; Email: djelk@bawinanga.com). He is currently working for the Indigenous Land Corporation (Email: fishriverstation@ilc.gov.au). Dr Jennifer Koenig is a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Research School of Social Sciences (The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; Tel: 08 8985 4438; Email: jenniferkoenig@bigpond.com).

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