Located in the remote aboriginal-owned Northeast Arnhem Land in Australia, Cape Arnhem is one of the world’s last great unspoiled areas. Known for its aboriginal culture, flora and fauna, coasts, wetlands and the notorious saltwater crocodile, Cape Arnhem faces a large threat from marine debris pollution due to its wild coastlines and waters teeming with plenty of marine life. The area is also home to the Yolngu people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Australia. They are known for their traditional culture, and the area can be considered a key spiritual area for the group, with over 50 sacred sites in the vicinity.
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ConservationVolunteers.org has been known to run an annual marine conservation tour at Wanuwuy Beach. You’ll get to enjoy spectacular views and the various interpretive walks through beaches and wetlands while working alongside aboriginal rangers from the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation to collect, sort and catalogue the washed-up debris. This data will later be used to pinpoint sources of pollution and guide future policies to help reduce pollution.
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