A 50,000 year connection to country is sustaining a remarkable environment and culture in the Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas of West Arnhem Land.

Karrkad Kanjdji Trust was established in 2010 to assure the future of West and Central Arnhem Land by providing reliable and sustainable philanthropic funding for natural and cultural resource management. It does so by supporting high impact projects in the short-term and building an endowment in the long-term to enable this valuable work to continue.

This work includes:

— Supporting the implementation of multi-year land and sea management plans for Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas.

— Activities leading to improved natural resource management including improving relevant skills and knowledge through education and technical skills transfer.

— Sustainable preservation of natural and cultural assets, including Indigenous knowledge systems, through the maintenance of the living landscape.

— Development and support for monitoring and measurement processes to increase the effectiveness of natural resource management.

— Support for the conservation and preservation of endangered species and communities listed under Commonwealth and Territory Acts.

Board Members

The Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust operates independently from locally based Indigenous organisations.

It is led by skilled Indigenous and non-Indigenous Directors. The Directors maintain a strong focus on succession planning.

Justin Punch (Chair)
Dean Yibarbuk (Bininj Chair)
Fred Hunter
Emeritus Professor Jon Altman AM
Victor Rostron
Margie Moroney
John Dalywater

Staff Members

Karrkad Kanjdji Trust is a lean operation, ensuring maximum value is delivered from funds and invested in projects.

Bjorn Everts (CEO)
Nina Davis (Comms & Operations Coordinator)
Stacey Irving (Director of Development)
Sophie Clarke (Grants Coordinator)