Ngaanyatjarra Indigenous Protected Area
|Indigenous Protected Area
|Western Desert region
|Western Australia, Australia
|All of the Western Australian Central Ranges bordered by the Gibson Desert to the north and west, and the Great Victoria Desert to the south. The western IPA boundary is contiguous with the exisiting Gibson Desert Nature Reserve while the eastern boundary of the IPA is the Western Australia State border.
|Ngaanyatjarra Lands Indigenous Protected Area
|Environmental Heritage | Cultural Heritage | Land Management
|The Ngaanytjarra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was declared on 21 August 2002 by the Ngaanyatjarra Council. The declaration was made at the Ngaanyatjarra council meeting held at Patjarr community. The IPA covers a 9.8129 million hectare area of part of the Western Desert region and all of the Western Australian Central Ranges bioregion. The IPA was declared after five years of planning and consultation subsequent to the securing of Natural Heritage Trust funding. At least five endangered or vulnerable animal species are known to exist in the IPA. Ngaanyatjarra IPA management will assist Yarnangu (traditional owners) with land management in ways which accord with traditional ecological knowledge.