Ayers Rock Resort supports the work of the Anangu Traditional Owners to protect native wildlife and educate guests and staff alike about the importance of wildlife conservation. We’ve made efforts to protect our threatened Tjakura (great desert skink) population, especially when building new infrastructure.
We are also involved in two wildlife monitoring programs, one of which is our annual threatened species monitoring, started by Voyages in 2001 and is an award-winning endeavour that’s been instrumental in preserving species at risk of endangerment and extinction. During the latest annual threatened species monitoring (2022) we found more records of brush-tailed mulgara than in any other year of the 22-year trapping program due to good rainfall, cat control and fire management.
Ayers Rock Resort also supports Mulyamiji March, a national monitoring event focussed on Tjakura. We supported Traditional Owners, Indigenous rangers, and Scientists to find burrows and collect scientific data as part of a new Indigenous-led National Recovery Plan for Tjakura. The initiative is supported by the Australian Government’s partnership with the Indigenous Desert Alliance and will track the population of the Tjakura across central Australia over 10 years. The first monitoring event was in March 2023, where we found 68 burrows across six sites at Ayers Rock Resort.
For guests who are interested in exploring our local landscape, Ayers Rock Resort offers a host of free, immersive experiences – try a Guided Garden Walk to discover local flora and fauna, or a Capturing the Cosmos viewing to learn more about Australia’s sparkling night skies.