Indigenous knowledge

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.

aerial view of woodlands

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.

Grass fire in a lightly wooded area.

Programs to build Indigenous and scientific knowledge partnerships are tackling a range of contemporary sustainable development issues.

Three Indigenous rangers in a motor boat

Jobs, income, protecting cultural sites: northern Indigenous communities reap other benefits from looking after country.

Tire tracks through grass with trees growing either side

With careful and thoughtful engagement, carbon offset schemes can be designed to ensure they deliver both carbon mitigation benefits and associated benefits for Indigenous peoples.

Ngadju people and CSIRO are bringing old and new ways of fire management together to help protect one of the most unique woodlands on the planet, Western Australia's Great Western Woodlands.

An orange and blue coloured insect on a branch with small green leaves

Indigenous knowledge could soon sit side-by-side with western science in the world’s most comprehensive repository of information about Australia’s plant and animal species—the Atlas of Living Australia. Pilot projects in Arnhem Land and Cape York are revealing how the Atlas might support the needs and aspirations of different Traditional Owner groups.

About 3000 feral pigs are culled every year in the Archer River Basin on Cape York. But is this helping to protect the things we care about? Together, local people and scientists are building a case for targeted pig management in place of culling programs aimed at killing as many pigs as possible.

Three children carry a turtle followed by a man in a dark blue uniform

The Dampier Peninsula on the western edge of Western Australia’s Kimberley region is Bardi Jawi country. It’s also green turtle […]