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Australia to share Indigenous fire management expertise

Date posted: 22 November 2017

The Australian Government has announced a new project, which shares the fire management expertise developed by Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve land management outcomes in Botswana.

The Traditional Fire Management project will improve savanna fire management and help the Government of Botswana develop emissions measuring techniques. Botswana’s Okavango-Zambezi region is among the most affected areas in the world by savanna fires, which destroy infrastructure, impact on economic productivity and emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.

The project will provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fire management workers to share their expertise overseas, and to utilise Australia's emissions accounting and reporting capability.

Through the Emissions Reduction Fund, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rangers, land managers and pastoralists have been reducing emissions from savanna fires across northern Australia for Australian Carbon Credit Units.

Source: Indigenous.gov

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Last updated: 22 November 2017
 
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