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CDU has a strong commitment to research excellence and integrity. Through our world-class teaching and research profile, we deliver a significant contribution to furthering animal welfare and conservation in Australia and internationally.

Ensuring the welfare and ethical use of animals associated with that research is the cornerstone of the work of CDU animal ethics personnel and the CDU Animal Ethics Committee (AEC).


The Northern Australian Fire Information system developed by Charles Darwin University is a critical management tool for the pastoral industry. It informs how we conduct controlled burns; infrastructure planning; estimating paddock stocking rates; collecting detailed images of remote areas; understanding previous fire history; and planning and response in bush fire incidences.

Paul Burke, former CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.