Collaborating with our community in catchment restoration and water quality improvement for a sustainable future
A POSITIVE IMPACT
Assisting local communities to
create a sustainable future
Since our establishment in 2006, we have pursued our vision to have a positive impact on Aboriginal unemployment and disadvantage. In providing opportunities to work on country, our vision expanded to encompass sustainable management of natural resources. Our work has grown to realise our vision and deliver a highly inclusive and informed solution. Our unique business model galvanises people from different backgrounds around common goals, attracting the expertise needed to manage local yet complex social, economic and environmental challenges, and accessing the additional resources needed to get traction on-ground for meaningful outcomes.
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Just like everywhere else on Earth, there is urgent need to restore catchment processes and the ecosystem services they provide to support our way of life.
Part of two World Heritage areas
GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA
The Russell River catchment is part of the GBR region, with its coral reefs contributing to the world's largest and most complex natural ecosystems on Earth.
WET TROPICS WORLD HERITAGE AREA
The Russell's high-altitude and coastal rainforests are recognised worldwide for their biodiversity, natural beauty and living evolutionary record that dates back hundreds of millions of years.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Jaragun EcoServices supports the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. We use these to align and measure our local contribution to sustainability.
DECADE ON ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
The United Nations has declared 2021–2030 the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This will be our inspiration to meet our carbon, biodiversity, ecosystem, water, and cultural heritage goals.
Wanjuru (Wanyurr) Traditional Owners of the lower Russell River catchment are a coastal peoples - whose country extends from Wooroonooran National Park to the coast, and from Palmer Point (north) to Coopers Point (south).
With traditional boundaries identified by language groupings, Wanjuru speak a dialect of Yidi and are also part of the Yidinjii (language group) nation that runs from north of Cairns to the Russell River (south) and the Atherton Tablelands (west).
A handful of Wanjuru continue to speak language and retain knowledge of country, storylines and family connections. Cultural heritage sites are scattered throughout country, with special significance attached to waterways and the coastline.