It's time for action on Gamba

It's time to grow the Gamba Army.

Over the past few years, the NT Government has invested in a Gamba Army to supercharge efforts to tackle dangerous Gamba infestations in the Top End.

The Gamba Army is working. It is working smart and harder to clear Gamba from land plots from Darwin to Litchfield and all points in between. More Territorians are working and businesses are benefiting with more workers skilled up to do the job. Community groups are joining with well-trained Gamba Army teams to clear even more Gamba. Locals are embracing it and now want it to come back bigger in the future.

After a big Wet, Gamba spreads to more places. Gamba fires burn hotter and faster and worse may be yet to come. Territorians desperately need the Gamba Army to grow.

But in the NT Government’s Budget, there’s no ongoing funding for the Gamba Army to continue – let alone get big enough to turn the tide. We can change that together. We won support for the Gamba Army with a big community push and we can do it again.

Now isn’t the time to back away from the Gamba Army. Join the movement working to tackle the Gamba crisis once and for all.

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George's Story

With most of our native grass fires, unless they’re very heavy, you can actually walk through the middle of them. With a gamba fire, you cannot get near it. It's hard to find a way to explain a gamba fire to people who haven't experienced one.

About Gamba Grass Roots

Gamba Grass Roots is an alliance of The Pew Charitable Trusts and Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT), working to highlight the threat of gamba grass to the Top End community, nature and landscape.