Indigenous knowledge and environmental management

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems and approaches to land and sea management.

  • Indigenous seasons calendars

    We have worked with a number of Indigenous language groups to create a series of calendars representing their seasonal and ecological knowledge.

  • Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows

    In the first study of its kind in Australia, CSIRO and partners have documented and quantified Indigenous social and economic values of aquatic resources and identified their flow links.

    Primary topic: Managing biodiversity

  • Fire and biodiversity monitoring with Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation

    CSIRO has partnered the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation to establish a biodiversity monitoring program in relation to fire within the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

    Primary topic: Fire ecology

  • Aboriginal wetland burning in Kakadu

    Indigenous ecological knowledge has been used in powerful combination with western science to enhance the biodiversity and cultural values of wetlands in Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory.

    Primary topic: Managing biodiversity

  • Tiwi Carbon Study: managing fire for greenhouse gas abatement

    Tiwi Islanders and CSIRO are working together to examine the biophysical and economic potential of fire management for Greenhouse gas abatement on the Tiwi Islands, as a basis for possible livelihood opportunities for Tiwi people.

    Primary topic: Fire ecology

  • West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project

    The West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement project uses traditional fire management practices and scientific knowledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Primary topic: Fire ecology


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