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Inspirational Story of the Week - October 5, 2021

Australia Returns Huge Daintree Rainforest to its Aboriginal Owners, Bordering Great Barrier Reaf

Reprinted from Good News Network website...

Over 600 square-miles of ancient rainforest with rivers, waterfalls, gorges and white sandy beaches was handed back to the traditional people who had lived here for generations.

The historic announcement last week came from officials in Queensland, Australia, who transferred management of the world-famous Daintree National Park to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people, who are one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

“This agreement recognizes their right to own and manage their country, to protect their culture, and to share it with visitors as they become leaders in the tourism industry,” said Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon.