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 Warddeken Land Management Limited, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation and Adjumarllarl Rangers together care for over 50,000 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 communities.
Our model is an Indigenous approach to conservation and includes six components - to find out more, you can select a project area below.
KKT was established by Traditional Owners of Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) in 2010. The name they gave us, Karrkad Kanjdji (pronounced gar-gut gun-jee), refers to the stone country highlands and savanna lowlands of Arnhem Land that we work together to protect.
Our vision is that current and future generations of bininj (Indigenous people) and balanda (non-Indigenous people) can work together to support the sustainability of the vital land management and cultural heritage work while enabling ongoing self determination for the people of West and Central Arnhem Land.