I think there’s a few things Australian rangers
will get from this event. One is the chance to leave Australia. A chance to meet and interact with rangers
from around the world, hear their stories, share their experiences. But I think the main thing is to show the world just how great our Indigenous rangers are, what a great job they do. Homesick. Totally different. Very different, actually. The smell, the food, the people. Actually, they’re really kind ay? I have seen video clips and documentaries of Nepal, but to be here is an experience that you’ll never have again. Yes, it’s very mindblowing. The way they look on the streets and that, I’m talking about the traffic, we get a fright just being there. When I arrived, I was like
‘I’m looking forward to this experience’and I was expecting that it was going to be pretty chaotic, and I was like ‘Oh, you know we’re pretty used to
chaotic times and things happening back at home’,but this is ridiculously crazy! It was just like, so crazy ay? So we jumped off the plane and there was people everywhere, buses, cars, it was like ‘Ok, just be cool, go with the flow.’ Coming to Nepal, it was exciting. Didn’t know what to expect. When arriving, it was a big culture shock. Yeah, it’s pretty overwhelming I guess. Looking at the mountains – you don’t see that back at home. Pretty much where I’m from, everywhere is just flat. And here it’s all mountainous country, and it’s great to see all the different sights and to see everything green. Back at home, everything’s all brown.Seeing it in there on the street!In the congress I met different faces, different people from right across the world. I think it’s more about the networking and to see
what the World Ranger Congress is all about, and looking at how we can try and improve the ranger network, but also to look at a national forum for Indigenous rangers, and other rangers to come together in Australia. So I think that would be really beneficial to our work and how we can actually plan for the future in
conservation and land management.