Our science in Managing Country
AI + Indigenous Knowledge a powerful tool posing critical questions
In Kakadu National Park, an invasive weed is choking precious wetlands.
National Koala Monitoring Program
Our knowledge about koalas is based on patchy information. CSIRO is partnering with the Australian Government and Indigenous, urban and rural land managers to support and connect local, regional monitoring programs and build a collaborative National Koala Monitoring Program.
Responsible use of drones
Through an Indigenous-led project in Kakadu, we’ve helped enable the development of protocols for the responsible and ethical use of drones and other technologies on Indigenous-owned and managed Country.
We’re working with Traditional Owners of land and sea country to develop collaborative tools, knowledge and practices to support a broad spectrum of Indigenous management activities across Australia.
Indigenous ecosystem services
Supporting Indigenous land managers on eastern Cape York Peninsula to access ecosystems services markets could deliver water quality benefits for the Great Barrier Reef, while also supporting Indigenous enterprises, delivering social benefits for local communities and contributing to sustainable natural resource management approaches.
Aboriginal fire knowledge
We are working with the Ngadju people to help empower their efforts to re-engage in the management of Western Australia's Great Western Woodlands.
Feral animal tracking
Using sensor technology to track herds of feral pigs, cattle and buffalo is key to developing more effective controls for these feral populations and protecting the environment. This innovative technology offers Indigenous land managers in remote northern Australia new ways to monitor and manage their country.
Magpie geese return with help from ethical AI and Indigenous Knowledge
In the wetlands of Kakadu, thousands of magpie geese are returning to roost.
This ground-breaking project uses ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Indigenous Knowledge to adaptively monitor and manage this country.
Led by Bininj Traditional Owners, this ethical approach to AI innovation involves our scientists and researchers. It's also supported by the National Environment Science Program (NESP), Bininj Indigenous Traditional Owners, Kakadu Park Rangers, Parks Australia, Microsoft and the Kakadu National Park Board of Management.