Minister for Environment

Minister for Environment (1)

Grant Capes, Fitzroy Valley District High School (left); Environment Minister (middle); and Kurt Skeen, Fitzroy Valley District High School (right)

Minister welcomes WA's future rangers

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has acknowledged the leadership of school-based conservationists in creating Western Australia's next generation of park rangers. More than 3,700 primary and secondary students from across the State currently participate in the Bush Rangers and River Rangers programs co-ordinated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Significantly, Bush Rangers has 26 per cent Aboriginal and 47 per cent female participation, the highest rates across all Cadets WA programs. About 100 Bush Ranger and River Ranger unit leaders met in Perth last week to exchange ideas and plan program activities over the next 12 months. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said: "The Bush Rangers programs in the Kimberley and other remote parts of the State have been highly successful in creating pathways for careers…

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