We're making some noise about fire in Queensland!
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As we face a future with destructive wildfires, we need to keep more nature protected and resilient from their disastrous effects.
Here at Our Living Outback, we want to see more national parks and protected areas on private land, along with more funding for the rangers and land managers to take care of them. We know that more healthy habitat and better land management are key for ensuring wildlife is resilient in the face of destructive fires. More jobs for people tackling threats like wildfires is essential. It’s a simple thing, but Queensland trails other states and territories in how much land we protect and take care of.
Uncontrolled wildfires have disastrous impacts on people, property and native wildlife. Uncontrolled blazes can rip through habitat, destroy homes and encourage the growth of noxious weeds and pests.
For millennia, First Nations people have been using fire to manage our landscapes. Best-practice fire management ensures our safety and the future resilience of our landscapes and wildlife. That is why we want to see Indigenous rangers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land management organisations supported to lead the way alongside more support for National Park rangers and other land management jobs.
Fire is a complex issue and creating more, better managed protected areas is just one piece of the puzzle in tackling destructive fires into the future. We think there are a whole lot of solutions we need to employ to avoid a fire season like Black Summer again. We see that working together through partnerships and following the science – that is, Indigenous ecological knowledge and mainstream science – are key to getting better at fire management.
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Let’s make sure the Queensland Government hears loud and clear that Queenslanders want to grow our national parks, protected areas on private land and land management jobs to build resilience against fire in Queensland.