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Co-benefits of carbon farming

These are called co-benefits and could, for example, have cultural heritage management benefits for an Indigenous land management organisation.

Recently, nine Rangers from Melsonby and Rinyirru Ranger groups attended a co-benefits workshop in Cooktown, to document and explore ways to verify how a savanna-burning carbon farming project could provide cultural co-benefits.

The workshop was about looking at new ways to assist groups to document and verify potential co-benefits using the Healthy Country Planning (HCP) Framework, which ensures culture, people and their knowledge are central to the process.

If you would like to learn more about the co-benefits of a potential carbon farming project, contact:

Cape York NRM’s Fire Coordinator Alex Debono on 0419 148 426, or email him at

The project is supported by the Queensland Government and delivered by Cape York NRM, CSIRO and The Nature Conservancy, and delivered in partnership with Community Bred