The World’s Best Fire Management System is in Northern Australia, and it’s Led by Indigenous Land Managers
By Rohan Fisher, Jon Altman, The Conversation
The tropical savannas of northern Australia are among the most fire-prone regions in the world. On average, they account for 70% of the area affected by fire each year in Australia. But effective fire management over the past 20 years has reduced the annual average area burned – an area larger than Tasmania. The extent of this achievement is staggering, almost incomprehensible in a southern Australia context after the summer’s devastating bushfires.