How Australia’s Indigenous people can help the country fight fire

Al Jazeera | Jan 16, 2020 at 2:21 AM
  • Djandak Wi, Australia – Aboriginal park ranger Trent Nelson walks through the bush, demonstrating traditional fire techniques.
  • Regular burning also helped clear dry leaf and bark litter – highly flammable materials that build up on the floor of the bush and have contributed to the spread of Australia’s recent fires.
  • A normal “burn off” typically aims to reduce fire hazards by burning large areas at a high temperature, essentially setting fire to the entire ecosystem.