Country Needs People launches new video series

Published: 28 Mar 2017

Around the country, Indigenous land and sea management is helping fight fires, ferals and weeds, clean up our coastlines, and protect threatened plants and animals. Where Indigenous people are empowered to manage the environment through Indigenous ranger programs and Indigenous Protected Areas, country benefits.

We've launched a series of videos to show how Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas protect nature for all of us.

It's working

Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas are producing environmental, economic and social outcomes for the benefit of all Australians. Find out how Indigenous Protected Areas are protecting nature for all of us.


Managing fire

Much of the Australian environment is shaped by fire. Aboriginal people harnessed the potential of fire by developing systems for managing fire which are now called patchwork, fire-stick and mosaic burning. They aimed to control the intensity of dangerous wildfires, improve hunting success by attracting animals to re-sprouting grasses and flushing out small game, and promoting the growth of valued plants.

This video shows how burning the right way - at the right times in the right places - by Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas helps protect the environment.


Stopping weeds

One of the greatest threats to the Australian environment is invasive plant species, or weeds. Weeds can be controlled through intensive management, and over 85 per cent of ranger groups are undertaking weed management work.

This video shows how Indigenous rangers are working to protect nature by stopping a silent killer.

Fighting ferals

Feral animals - like cats, foxes, buffalo and toads - have a devastating effect on Outback ecosystems.

This video shows how work by Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas is proving to be a key opportunity to protect nature.