Indigenous knowledge

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.

waterlilies and birds in wetlands

It was a simple fix and now wetlands reborn in Queensland's far north are nurturing reef fish and bird life once again. The rewards of nature are being matched with awards for leadership in sustainability.

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.