Dr Otto Campion, a Senior Gurruwilling Ranger with the Arafura Swamp Rangers, and Dr Kamaljit Sangha from the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research at Charles Darwin University, was recently featured on a recent episode of Advancing Australia.
Advancing Australia is a twelve-part series, hosted by Golden Globe winning actor, Guy Pearce, which puts a spotlight on people who are at the forefront of major national issues and tells of the innovative ways they are achieving change and inspiring others to do the same.
The recent episode of Advancing Australia took a close look at Fire Management across Australia, and showcased old, new, and innovative ways that bushfires are being managed and how the severity of bushfires and their impacts can be lessened into the future.
Both Otto and Kamaljit showcased some of the tools utilised in Savanna Fire Management across the Top End, and Otto spoke of the importance of maintaining land management and cultural practices to care for country and to lessen the impacts of late season fires in an ever changing climate. They have both worked very closely with ICIN, and have closely supported the North Australia Savanna Fire Forum over the past few years.
Episode 10 of Advancing Australia, featuring Dr Otto Campion and Dr Kamaljit Sangha, was originally aired on Channel 10 on Saturday, 5 June 2021. The episode, as well as other episodes of Advancing Australia, can be viewed through the 10play website (please note, you will need to register an account to view) - Advancing Australia - S1 Ep. 10