Indigenous knowledge

aeiral of coastal floodplain

Kakadu’s fresh water wetlands will be transformed if they become inundated with saltwater due to sea level rise.

setting sun reflecting off river cliffs

An important part of the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment was engagement with the Indigenous Traditional Owners of the catchments.

Woman at coastal location

Marlee Hutton is contributing to a better understanding of west coast marine ecosystems and learning about the role science can play in the issues her and her community in the Kimberley care about.

large boulders in national park

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.

Head of dugong

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.

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.

two women at work at a tressel table in the field

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?

smokey fire through bush

Managing savannas by burning has been good for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Research now shows they're storing more carbon than previously thought.

Aerial view of desert with many circular bare patches

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.