Funding boost for APY Rangers secures future of black-footed rock-wallaby

Welcome back to Aboriginal Way, brought to you by South Australian Native Title Services. Only 80 years ago, the black-footed rock-wallaby, or warru, were swarming in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, but in 2007 they were South Australia’s most endangered mammal.

In 2021, a successful warru conservation program received an $8.3 million funding boost from the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency to continue its work for another seven years. APY Lands manager of land management, Neil Collins, said the funding will help APY Rangers continue their conservation work and create more employment opportunities for Anangu people.

Photo: APY Land Management