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.

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT) works with Indigenous Ranger groups in one of the most culturally rich and biodiverse regions of Australia, West and Central Arnhem Land. KKT brings together ranger groups, communities and philanthropists to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues, including environmental conservation, education and employment. Our projects are both unique and respectful, in that each piece of work we partner on is 100 percent community driven, from concept to implementation.

Our partners include Warddeken Land Management Limited, Djelk Rangers, and Mimal Land Management, who together care for over 40,000 square kilometres of land and sea country. Over the past four years we have developed a simple yet highly effective model that has been designed from the ground up with Indigenous rangers, elders and land managers. Our model is an Indigenous approach to conservation and includes six components:

  1. Native species conservation

  2. Meaningful employment for women

  3. Cultural heritage management

  4. Education on country

  5. Sustainability of remote ranger bases

  6. Carbon abatement and sequestration

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.

Stacey Irving (CEO)
Nina Davis (Comms & Operations Coordinator)
Sophie Clarke (Grants Coordinator)
James Murray (Philanthropy Manager)