Senior Nanum Wungthim Ranger, Phillip Mango cutting free a juvenile Hawksbill turtle. Nanum Wungthim (Napranum)- The Napranum Rangers were a founding member of GhostNets Australia in Photo by Matt Gillis.
Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers undertaking a clean-up operation and assessing the damage that has been caused with these Ghost Nets. Riki Gunn’s quest to find a use for ghost nets resulted in the development of ghost net art, a form that has captured the attention of art lovers all over the world and along the way engendered considerable publicity. However, we would all rather not have these nets in the water at all and washed up on our shores.
Ghost Nets Australia - renowned fibre artists facilitate workshops that marry traditional weaving and fibre techniques with these modern materials. The result is fantastic artworks, safer oceans and up-cycled refuse.
Scope of the Problem; Information surveyed by Ghost Nets Australia from Broome WA to Lockhart River, east coast of Queensland, found that of the nets are found in the northern half of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
With more than half a million people participating in last Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Day, it’s perhaps not surprising that some odd objects came to light. Not all the rubbish was on land, and not all…