aerial view of a river surrounded by trees
Fish River Station Aerial view of a crossing point across the Daly River as the toad enters the Fish River Station (a former cattle station to right) in Australia's Northern Territory. © Ted Wood

Climate change stories

A landmark project at Fish River Station

Reducing destructive late season wildfires and reducing carbon emissions

Fish River Station is a very special place. It’s a vast 180,000 hectare property in the Northern Territory with exceptionally diverse habitats including savanna woodlands, rainforests and floodplains. Situated alongside the Daly River, it provides sanctuary for many unique animals including 21 threatened species such as the Northern Quoll, Gouldian Finch and Northern Masked Owl.

It’s such a special place that when it went on the market in 2010, we wanted to ensure it would be managed for conservation forever so we worked with the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), the Australian Government’s National Reserve System Program and Pew Environment Group, to help ILC purchase it.

Since then, we have been working closely with the ILC to deliver some great conservation achievements like:

  • 25 Indigenous rangers employed on the station conserving wildlife
  • Significant feral animal control
  • Establishing a new Ranger Station at the old Fish River homestead
  • Conducting comprehensive surveys to measure the Station’s biodiversity
  • Reducing the occurrence of destructive late season bushfires from 36% of Fish River Station each year to less than 5%

One of the biggest achievements has been establishing a ground-breaking carbon abatement fire program. Find out more about how we are doing this by fighting fire with fire.

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land we help to conserve and pay respect to the Elders both past and present.