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Fire management and greenhouse gas abatement

The project extended some activities undertaken as part of the previous Fireplan project (see Fireplan), specifically:

  • the ongoing development of savanna burning greenhouse emission abatement projects across northern Australia, in conjunction with NAILSMA and other partners.
  • completion of the book, Wurrk: Managing fire regimes in north Australian savannas—ecology, culture, economy.
  • continuation of the project funded principally through LWA: Fire management in northern Australia: Integrating ecological, economic and social outcomes.

Project objectives

The main objective of the project was to continue to develop savanna burning greenhouse emission abatement projects across northern Australia, particularly in association with a project funded through the Commonwealth, and to be coordinated through North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance. The project is Savanna Burning, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Abatement, and Indigenous Economic Development Opportunities for Remote Communities across Northern Australia.

While a key focus of the project is to further Indigenous economic development opportunities associated with savanna burning, a broader objective concerns the development of regional fire management partnerships involving the development of regional multi-tenure commercial partnerships.

This long-term strategic project objective is to develop structural change in savanna fire and landscape management in order to build a sound regional economy.

Contacts

Dr David Garnett
CEO
Tropical Savannas CRC
Tel: 08 8946 7101

Fax: 08 8946 7107

Charles Darwin University
DARWIN, NT 0909