Indigenous fire management reduces the risk of bushfires, supports habitat and improves Indigenous wellbeing. Yet, the State of the Environment report this week found it’s underused.
Indigenous fire management holds the key to a safer, more sustainable future on our flammable continent.
Fires in arid Australia are extensive, largely unmanaged, often destructive and significantly under-reported.
Why rely on unproven technologies when we can store carbon and cut emissions through Country-based and nature-based solutions?
Large and out-of-control wildfires can seriously damage ecosystems, but Indigenous fire practices can keep ecosystems healthy and resilient, and even increase biodiversity.