Gouldian finches are difficult to find using standard field survey methods. NESP researchers have developed an eDNA test for the Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae); the first for an endangered bird species.
NESP researchers have built on long-term collaborations with Bininj/Mungguy Traditional Owners to develop and apply Bininj/Mungguy indicators of cultural-ecosystem health for the floodplains.
NESP research is helping the rangers at Mary River National Park (NT) turn this invasion around, by guiding and providing evidence of the effectiveness of changes in their management activities.
Collaborative research between the Cape York Indigenous organisation, Aak Puul Ngantam (APN) and the CSIRO is enabling Traditional Owners to more effectively manage feral pigs on their homelands and protect marine turtles that the pigs predate on.
This successful collaboration between researchers and government has produced over 1500 maps of threatening processes, species’ distribution and species vulnerability to extinction.
A huge 3D map of the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River catchment has facilitated knowledge sharing to inform decisionmaking around caring for Country and development planning.
A new short film featuring Gooniyandi artist and Traditional Owner Mervyn Street is focusing attention on the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River, explaining the role of the river in sustaining the health of the surrounding Country
This project has improved methods used to calculate carbon credits for savanna burning projects, leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased carbon storage.
5200 kilometres is a long way to travel to share Northern Hub research, but it’s worth the distance to bring projects to life for key research users at government departments in Canberra.
Collaboration between Aak Puul Ngantam and our project 'Defining metrics of success for feral animal management in northern Australia' has provided an opportunity for cultural reconnection to remote homelands.
This research has demonstrated that Indigenous land and sea management programs (ILSMPs) deliver socioeconomic and wellbeing outcomes in addition to their extensive environmental outcomes and positive impacts for land management.