FISH RIVER CARBON CREDITS

Meet your carbon liability while making a
difference to the lives of Indigenous Australians.

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Almost 50,000 ACCUs sold so far!
Contact carbon@ilc.gov.au for info.

The Indigenous Land Corporation is offering an innovative and unique solution to meet your carbon liability that will make a real difference to the lives of Indigenous Australians.

The Fish River Fire Project is an Australian first, Government approved carbon credit project delivering significant social, cultural, economic and biodiversity benefits while protecting a nationally significant landscape.

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AUSTRALIAN CARBON CREDIT UNITS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED

The Indigenous Land Corporation has taken the necessary steps to produce credits:

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STEP 1


Apply to join the CFI
(Recognised Offsets Entity)

Open a registry account

The Indigenous Land Corporation became a recognised offset entity 27 July 2012.

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STEP 2


Apply for a project
(Eligible Offsets Project)

Fish River Fire Project declared a Kyoto Eligible Offsets Project on 31 October 2012 (approval backdated to 1 January 2011).

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STEP 3


Undertake approved project
Approved project is undertaken from 2011 onwards in accordance with the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative)(Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Early Dry Season Savanna Burning 1.1) Methodology Determination 2013.

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STEP 4


Submit offsets and audit reports

Project offsets reports are completed and audited after 31 December.

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STEP 5


Apply for credits

Applications for Certificate of Entitlement for Kyoto compliant ACCUs are sent to the Clean Energy Regulator.

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STEP 6


Credits issued

ACCUs are available for purchase.

THE PROJECT

Fish River is Australia’s first controlled savanna burning project to be approved under the Carbon Farming Initiative to produce compliance ACCUs. The property is owned and managed by the Indigenous Land Corporation – an Australian Government statutory authority with over 15 years of experience in delivering large scale land management projects.

Management of this nationally significant conservation property is guided by a comprehensive Plan of Management and an Indigenous Advisory Group representative of four Traditional Owner Groups – Labarganyan, Wagiman, Malak Malak and Kamu.

Fish River is being used as a demonstration project to assist development of other controlled savanna burning projects by Indigenous groups across northern Australia.

 

CARBON CREDITS FOR SALE

The Indigenous Land Corporation is seeking expressions of interest from entities and corporations interested in purchasing the ACCUs generated by the Fish River Fire Project. A longer term offtake agreement may also be negotiated. We are interested in discussing your aspirations to market your involvement in the project. A Term Sheet is available on request (see contact details below).

JUST THE BEGINNING

Potential exists to expand the Fish River Fire Project area to neighbouring properties in coming years. Indigenous groups across the north are planning larger scale early dry season savanna burning projects. Australia’s savanna burning methodology has captured international interest and is being considered for application in other countries.

BACKGROUND

Early dry season savanna burning on Fish River in the Northern Territory has been scientifically proven to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be generated each year by uncontrolled, late dry season wild fires.

The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) was responsible for developing the Carbon Farming (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Early Dry Season Savanna Burning) Methodology used on Fish River. NAILSMA and project partner, The Nature Conservancy, helped develop the project, together with funding from the Caring for our Country program.

Indigenous rangers combine traditional burning knowledge with modern technology to help address climate change, generate a new income stream for future land management and provide paid environmentally-based jobs for Indigenous people.

THE PEOPLE

Fish River is a culturally significant landscape for the Labarganyan, Wagiman, Malak Malak and Kamu people who are the Traditional Owners of the property. The Indigenous Land Corporation is working with the Northern Land Council and an Indigenous Advisory Group to establish an appropriate Aboriginal corporation to which the property will be granted.

THE LAND

Fish River is a largely pristine 178,000 hectare property located in the Daly River Catchment of the Northern Territory.

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CLIMATE BENEFITS

The Fish River Fire Project has reduced the area burnt in the late dry season each year from an average of 36% during the baseline (unmanaged) period (2000–2009) to approximately 1% in 2012.

The project is expected to continue to deliver around 13,000 tonnes of CO2-e emissions abatement each year, making a positive contribution to the challenge of tackling climate change.

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LOCAL BENEFITS

Fish River Indigenous Benefits

Indigenous

The Project links traditional burning practices with the latest satellite imagery and mapping technologies and provides training and employment for Indigenous Australians on country. Traditional pattern or mosaic burning is used to protect the country from devastating wildfires.

Fish River Socio-Cultural Benefits

Socio-cultural

The employment of local Indigenous people, many of whom have familial connection to Fish River, is facilitating access of Traditional Owners to the property, reconnection with cultural values and protection of important cultural sites.

Fish River Economic Benefits

Economic

All revenue generated from the sale of credits will be reinvested in managing the property and supporting Indigenous jobs and training.

Fish River Environmental Benefits

Environmental

The comprehensive Plan of Management sees Fish River managed as an International Union for Conservation of Nature Category II Protected Area. The reduction of late dry season wildfires helps protect the many rare and threatened animal and plant species found on the property, such as the Northern Quoll, Gouldian Finch and Masked Owl. Significant ecosystems are located on Fish River including monsoon forest, large areas of riparian habitat, nationally important wetlands and limestone karst formations.

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HOW TO CONTACT US

All enquiries to:

The Environment, Carbon and Heritage Team
Indigenous Land Corporation

Tel: 08 8100 7100
Fax: 08 8100 7171
Email: carbon@ilc.gov.au

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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The Nature ConservatoryCaring For Our CountryNAILSMAPEW

The property was purchased in a unique funding collaboration between the ILC, The Nature Conservancy, PEW Environment Group and the National Reserve System.

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