Returning good health to country and spirit
Indigenous and western systems of knowledge are working hand-in-hand to heal and sustain Djandak – the land – and Jaara – the people – in Victoria’s Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
Counting ‘cows of the sea’ in The Kimberley
Indigenous Ranger groups in The Kimberley have partnered with CSIRO to get a better understanding of one of the largest remaining populations of dugongs in the world and keep a key part of their culture strong.
Turtles on the comeback trail in Cape York
Indigenous Rangers are counting their turtle hatchlings on Cape York. Today, 74 per cent of turtle hatchlings survive compared to five years ago when sea turtle eggs were being decimated by feral pigs. Focusing on ways to protect turtle nests when they're most vulnerable will see generations of 'minh miintin' to come return to these remote beaches.
Getting the measure of Indigenous land management
More than 40 per cent of Australia is now under the management of Indigenous Australians. Are these land managers getting the support they need and the recognition they deserve?
Savanna carbon emissions improved by dead reckoning
Managing savannas by burning has been good for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Research now shows they're storing more carbon than previously thought.
Mystery of Australia’s desert circles revealed
They're an ecological enigma across desert country in Africa and Australia. Now, a collaboration between ecologists and indigenous rangers in Australia finds the answer to this unique desert pattern.
Wired woodlands signal stress as climate dries
Nowhere else in the world supports trees 20m tall at such low rainfall. Intensive scientific monitoring is tracking by the second their struggle for survival.
On-country enterprises for healthy communities and a healthy environment
Programs to build Indigenous and scientific knowledge partnerships are tackling a range of contemporary sustainable development issues.