The Martu are the Indigenous peoples of a large area of Australia's Western Desert. The traditional owners of those lands, the Martu practised small-scale "land burning" for tens of thousands of years. The burning encouraged a regrowth of diverse vegetation across the landscape that would then make large-scale bushfires less likely to occur.Read More
In a remote part of Western Australia lives an endangered species of rock wallaby. Although known to the local Martu people, this population of endangered species was one of the last known populations in the Western Desert. Constantly hunted by feral predators, particularly wild cats and foxes, the rock wallabies were in danger of disappearing all together.
This documentary shows rangers at work establishing a new colony of rock wallabies to help secure their survival for the future.