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Bush Rangers WA is a voluntary nature conservation program for secondary school students aged between 12-17 years of age. It is part of the broader Cadets WA program coordinated and financially supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities with statewide coordination provided by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) through the Bush Rangers WA State Office and regional coordinators.

Bush Ranger units meet regularly at school, usually for a minimum of two hours a week and get involved in a range of practical activities and training opportunities to develop self confidence; teamwork and leadership skills; problem solving and critical thinking skills as well as demonstrating commitment to community service through involvement in nature conservation and other environmental projects.

Some of the conservation projects undertaken include harvesting termites for the Numbats at Perth Zoo, working with Landcare groups in salinity action, planting wildlife corridors for the Carnaby's Cockatoo, working alongside Parks and Wildlife staff at the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, completing control burns at Dwellingup and working to restore bushland on internationally recognized Ramsar wetlands. 

Bush Rangers WA is an endorsed program of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (formerly the Curriculum Council).  Completion of Levels 1, 2 and 3 by Bush Ranger cadets in Years 10, 11 or 12, counts towards the meeting of requirements for the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

  • Bush Rangers celebrate

    Bush Rangers celebrates 15 years

    Bush Rangers Western Australia’s 15th birthday provides an ideal time to reflect on what the program has achieved in helping high school students learn about the environment by working towards its conservation firsthand.

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