Australian government returns Daintree forest to Indigenous peoples

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:15pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/6ea24436-d2b8-49a3-9027-367051e3965c/2021_10_13_07.mp3

The Daintree region in northeastern Australia has sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It’s also home to one of the oldest forests in the world. Estimated to be 180 million years old, the Daintree rainforest is a hot spot of immense biodiversity in Australia, especially its frogs, marsupials, bats and butterflies. And now, centuries after colonization, the land has been officially returned to Indigenous people who have lived there for tens of thousands of years. The World's Marco Werman speaks to Chrissy Grant who is a representative of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people.