This year we are introducing you to one of our incredible charity partners, Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT)
KKT was established by the Traditional Owners of Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) in 2010, with its name referring to the stone country highlands and savanna lowlands of Arnhem Land.
The Trust brings together Indigenous ranger groups, communities and philanthropists to care for country, culture and communities in West and Central Arnhem land.
Through the collaboration of rangers and philanthropists, KKT is able to address many of the regions most pressing issues, environmental conservation, ranger employment and the intergenerational transfer of Indigenous knowledge. Each project the Trust works on is 100% community owned, from concept to implementation.
Through donating to Karrkad Kanjdji Trust, you are supporting these inspiring initiatives:
The presence of women in ranger workforces is integral to the holistic management of Country.
Indigenous women have exclusive access to certain places throughout the landscape, and are the holders of very specific ecological knowledge, including animal behaviour, habitat specifics and traditional management techniques. Karrkad Kanjdji Trust helps to strengthen the role of Indigenous women in ranger programs, creating employment opportunities and incorporating important cultural knowledge into their ranger programs.
Building on thousands of years of knowledge, Indigenous rangers are reimplementing a fire management regime, reducing the intensity and frequency of late season burning, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
KKT is partnering with the Adjumarllarl Rangers to establish a new savanna burning project area to the north-east of Kakadu National Park, which will have both environmental, economic and social benefits for the rangers, their community and Country.
This project will provide an ongoing revenue stream to the Rangers, while planning to abate between 26,000- 34,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) annually.
Support for remote communities is inadequate to meet the challenges of living and working in Arnhem Land, with difficult terrain and long drives to food stores and medical care.
The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust with the support of Simplot Australia funds critical infrastructure and service provision to ensure rangers can continue to live on Country and undertake the critical work that they do, including food planes and medical support.