In September 2011 a group of travellers supported by World Nomads travelled to Arnhem Land to carry out a beach cleanup and to gather and dispose of fathoms of ghost nets washed ashore onto the sacred and spiritual coastline of Arnhem Land.
The land is that of the Yolngu who are tasked with protecting and preserving Yolngu cultural heritage. Ghost nets wash ashore from prevailing Indonesian currents bringing with them evidence of the destruction each has weaved out at sea. The nets wash up on beaches – some with the carcass of ensnared green sea turtles and some with turtles still alive after the ordeal. At the next king tide, the nets are washed out again to continue their cyclical life of marine habitat degradation.
This thought provoking documentary of our Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Community Project shows how a small group of dedicated travellers, including World Expeditions own Gesine Cheung, can help the Yolngu keep their culture strong for future generations. Watch the video, remove yourself from the comfort of your home and join us and be part of a solution on one of our new exciting community projects, because…in the words of Patrick PJ Walker…
“...without your culture, you're nobody. Without your land, you're nobody. Without all the sacred sites and the sacred ceremonies, you're nobody. We want our culture to be strong forever”
Arnhem Land Rock Art Project with Professor Paul Tacon and the Saving Australia's Spirit Campaign
Departs from Darwin 21 September 2013
Duration: 8 days
Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up with Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Departs from Perth 21 October 2013
Duration: 7 days