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Fire money: how Indigenous land management is transforming Arnhem Land

<p>Strategic burning combines modern technology with traditional Aboriginal knowledge โ€“ and generates income through carbon credits</p><ul><li>Read more of our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/series/the-modern-outback">Modern Outback series</a> here</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/30/the-modern-outback-sign-up-for-email-updates">Sign up for email notifications from our Modern </a><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/30/the-modern-outback-sign-up-for-email-updates">Outback</a><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/30/the-modern-outback-sign-up-for-email-updates"> series</a><br></li></ul><p>The rains have finished in Arnhem Land. The humid, tropical air is cooling and the prevailing wind has swung to the north-east.</p><p>In the Kunwinjku calendar of western Arnhem Land, it is almost <em>Yekke</em>, the transition from the wet to dry season, a pleasant time after months of torrential rain in a good year, or overwhelming heat in a bad year. All six Kunwinjku seasons have their highlights but <em>Yekke</em> is perhaps the most anticipated by Bininj (Aboriginal) people of the region.</p><p>Indigenous rangers from all over Arnhem Land meet at Maningrida</p><p>Rangers control a fire in the southern area of the Indigenous protected area, close to Kakadu</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2021/may/17/who-owns-australia">Who owns Australia?</a> </p><p>A life size rock painting at Kundjorlomdjorlom.</p><p>An Oenpelli python.</p><p>The stone country is a forbidding tableland of grey, layered sandstone sliced by gorges and crevasses</p><p>Frankie Nadjimerick setting up motion-sensitive cameras to capture images of the local wildlife.</p><p>Rangers travelling by helicopter to to a remote site in the south of the Warddeken IPA.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/18/a-dream-of-belonging-for-indigenous-australians-the-fabled-outback-is-home">A dream of belonging: for Indigenous Australians the fabled 'outback' is home | Alexis Wright</a> </p><p>Warddeken daluk (female) rangers travel across Arnhem Land with scientist Alys Stevens and Co-ordinator Georgia Vallance.</p><p>Read more of our <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/series/the-modern-outback">Modern Outback series</a> here</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/24/fire-money-how-indigenous-land-management-is-transforming-arnhem-land">Continue reading...</a>

Strategic burning combines modern technology with traditional Aboriginal knowledge โ€“ and generates income through carbon credits

The rains have finished in Arnhem Land. The humid, tropical air is cooling and the prevailing wind has swung to the north-east.

In the Kunwinjku calendar of western Arnhem Land, it is almost Yekke, the transition from the wet to dry season, a pleasant time after months of torrential rain in a good year, or overwhelming heat in a bad year. All six Kunwinjku seasons have their highlights but Yekke is perhaps the most anticipated by Bininj (Aboriginal) people of the region.

Indigenous rangers from all over Arnhem Land meet at Maningrida

Rangers control a fire in the southern area of the Indigenous protected area, close to Kakadu

Related: Who owns Australia?

A life size rock painting at Kundjorlomdjorlom.

An Oenpelli python.

The stone country is a forbidding tableland of grey, layered sandstone sliced by gorges and crevasses

Frankie Nadjimerick setting up motion-sensitive cameras to capture images of the local wildlife.

Rangers travelling by helicopter to to a remote site in the south of the Warddeken IPA.

Related: A dream of belonging: for Indigenous Australians the fabled ‘outback’ is home | Alexis Wright

Warddeken daluk (female) rangers travel across Arnhem Land with scientist Alys Stevens and Co-ordinator Georgia Vallance.

Read more of our Modern Outback series here

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