The Threatened Species Recovery Hub conducted research to better understand key Indigenous aspirations for cultural burning and bush fire management in southeast Australia. Researchers analysed submissions, conducted workshops and interviews, and collated public data, producing a report that summarises the current practices and relationships that these Indigenous communities have to cultural burning and fire management.

Roadblocks to Indigenous fire management are described including issues with established decision-making processes, the current legal and regulatory frameworks and access to Country. The report also looks at the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires on Indigenous communities, and the fires’ impact on culturally significant species and places. It also details the increased interest from the broader community for Indigenous-led fire management alternatives.

Access the full report here

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