Saving Tjakura

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Added by Indigenous Desert Alliance

Description Desert rangers are saving Tjakuṟa from extinction.

Tjakuṟa is the Great Desert Skink, also known as Warrarna, Tjalapa and Mulyamiji. It is a species of cultural significance to Aboriginal people.

In 2021 the Australian Government contracted the Indigenous Desert Alliance to work with Rangers across the desert to make a new Recovery Plan for Tjakuṟa. The Recovery Plan aims to bring together Indigenous Knowledge and scientific research about Tjakuṟa into one document that motivates and educates people about the most important management and research actions required to stop the decline and support the recovery of Tjakuṟa over the next 10 years.

Film by Nicolas Rakotopare

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