Profile: Bardi Jawi marine scientist Marlee Hutton
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.
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?
Creating Indigenous jobs and looking after country
Jobs, income, protecting cultural sites: northern Indigenous communities reap other benefits from looking after country.
Managing feral pigs on Cape York: it’s not a numbers game
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.