Indigenous lands: a haven for wildlife

21 Jan 2021
Rock wallaby
The short-eared rock wallaby (Petrogale brachyotis) of northern Australia has nearly 20 per cent of its habitat within Indigenous peoples’ lands (Credit: Micha Jackson).

Indigenous peoples’ lands may harbour a significant proportion of threatened and endangered species globally, according to University of Queensland-led research.

UQ’s Dr Chris O’Bryan and his team conducted the first comprehensive analysis of land mammal composition across mapped Indigenous lands.

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