Warddeken Anbinik Survey
Earlier this month a team of Warddeken Indigenous Rangers joined forces with scientists to survey the little-known an-binik (Allosyncarpia ternata) jungles of West Arnhem Land. The knowledge they gained will help the rangers to protect the fragile ecosystem from wildfire. During the 2014 dry season the rangers, supported by Bush Heritage, implemented a fire project as part of their Healthy Country Plan. They created a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape to help prevent run-away hot fires – a key threat to the plateau and the an-binik forests.