Wilinggin Fire Project

Wilinggin Fire Project

SAVANNA BURNING

  • UNITS GENERATED:
  • ACCUs
  • ABATEMENT VOLUME:
  • 35,000 tonnes CO2-e per year
  • PURCHASED BY:
  • Commercial in confidence
  • PROJECT LOCATION:
  • Western Australia
  • PROJECT PROPONENT:
  • Wanjina Wunggurr
  • PROJECT DEVELOPER:
  • Wanjina-Wunggurr (Native Title) Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
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About the Project

The Wilinggin Fire Project is located on the Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area in the Kimberley in Northern WA. It is owned and managed by the Traditional Owners of the land. The project uses Indigenous traditional knowledge and modern scientific practices to conduct early dry season burns which reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere from unmanaged wildfires in the late dry season. Traditional Owners are trained and employed as fire specialists and rangers. Funds from the sale of carbon credits are reinvested into ongoing fire management operations.


Project Co-Benefits

The project is protecting vulnerable habitats, cultural sites and community infrastructure from destructive wildfires and mitigating the impact of weeds and feral animals on threatened species. The project is enabling transfer of traditional knowledge between generations and it is improving the wellbeing of Traditional Owners by strengthening connection to country.


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    Contact

    Rona Charles, Project Officer, Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation

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    Telephone

    (08) 9191 1332