Carbon Solutions for Landowners

Savanna wildfires release methane and nitrous oxide which are potent greenhouse gases. Controlled early dry season savanna burning reduces the severity of savanna wildfire in the late dry season. These projects can generate carbon credits and significant local benefits under Federal Government programs. Read more: Carbon Solutions for Landowners (PDF)

Olkola Ajin 2014 Savannah burning project successfully completed

The Olkola Ajin Savannah Burning Project provides a long-term investment stream into this remote Aboriginal community, creating local employment for traditional owner rangers to complement existing or potential government investments. The project has a positive impact on the climate reducing up to 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year across an area of about […]

Fairtrade Australia New Zealand’s Reflections on the Legacy of Phillip Toyne

Phillip Toyne Memorial Canberra July 17 Thursday 16 July, 2015 – Fairtrade Board Member, Kim McKay AO, shares her reflections on the late Phillip Toyne, AO. One of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand’s most ardent and respected supporters, former Board Member, Phillip Toyne AO, passed away last month, aged 67 years. Read more

A tribute to Phillip Toyne AO 1947 – 2015

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Natural Carbon Pty Ltd announce the death of its esteemed board member, Phillip Toyne AO. As Director of EcoFutures, Phillip was instrumental in the formation of Natural Carbon, a joint venture of EcoFutures, Climate Friendly, South Pole Carbon, McCullough Robertson and Object Consulting. Natural […]

Burning ambition rewarded with carbon cash

Ranger Waylon Bramwell, 20, conducts a burn-off at Glen Garland on Olkola land on the Cape York peninsula. Picture: Brian Cassey Source: News Corp Australia  The Olkola people are scattered across the country but Aboriginal elder Michael Ross wants them to come back home. The cattleman is confident more of his people, a clan of […]

Land handover in North Queensland to Olkola people

Last week one of the biggest land handbacks in Australia’s history took place in North Queensland. Ancestral homelands on the Cape York Peninsula are being returned to the Olkola people, bringing an end to more than two decades of campaigning and negotiation. After being locked out of their traditional lands for almost a century, the handover is a […]

Back to country gives the outback a new lease on life

Michael McKenna, The Australian – October 11, 2014 Michael Ross with two of his grandchildren Hamish and Glen Kulka, both land managers, at Nurrakoora Lagoon, at Cape York. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Source: News Corp Australia   AFTER a two-decade struggle, Michael Ross is about to become one of the biggest land barons in Queensland. Widely known […]