Future of the Environment

How Indigenous knowledge could help manage wildfire risk

A villager walks through a burnt forest after a slash and burn practice to open the land for agriculture in Tojo, Central Sulawesi

Indigenous people have purposefully used fire to shape landscapes for thousands of years. Image: REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

Sara Wickham
PhD Candidate in Historical Ecology, University of Waterloo
Andrew Trant
Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Emma Davis
Postdoctoral fellow, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Kira Hoffman
Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
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