Establishing the age of K'gari (Fraser Island) confirms it emerged before the reef, despite the climate being suitable for coral growth long before then.
Fraser Island was renamed to the original Butchulla name, K'gari. Returning to original place names is a significant step in First Nations people maintaining cultural identity in Australia.
Australia’s island destinations attract millions of visitors a year. We need a better approach to ecotourism to protect their natural assets.
The Australian landscape’s need for fire isn’t straightforward, and a fire of this magnitude will alter the island’s ecological balance.
Management practices that don’t consider the history, ecology and social circumstances of dingo populations help drive their aggression towards people.