Kakadu National Park

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National Parks are large areas that have a diverse amount of native plants and animals as well as un spoilt landscapes all in which are protected from commercial activity such as farming and large scale infrastructure, Human activity is strictly monitored in National parkland.National Parks are formally used for the protections of native flaura and fauna but have increasingly been used by Australian and foreign visitors as a place to learn about our unique environment and its rich heritage and culture.4 percent of Australia’s land is made up of 28 million hectares of national parkland, as well as this, a further six percent of Australia’s state forests, nature parks and conservation reserves have been protected. Over the past few years the…show more content…
kakadu national park was first inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981, with further areas added in 1987, 1992 and 2011. kakadu national park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is the largest national park in Australia. Kakadu National Park holds over 2,000 plant species many of which have been used by local Aboriginal people for bush foods and medicines for thousands of years. Native plants include: The Darwin woollybutt The Kapok bush Speargrass and the Pandanus plant Kakadu national park has a variety of landscapes, each which differ drastically depending on where you are in the park. The northern part of Kakadu stretches all the way out to the sea; there you will find tidal flats and estuaries (water ways) however majority of the coastline is filled with mangrove forests. Along the eastern edge of Kakadu national park there are up to 300 metre high sandstone cliffs, this type of landscape is harsh and dry because water drains away quickly and soil is scarce. The view from the top of the plateau is best for looking over the flood and wood plains…show more content…
• it is home to nearly 10’000 fresh and salt water crocodiles • Leichart Grass hoppers which only live in 2 other places around the world! • Quolls • flat back turtles • partride pigeon • brolg and the • magpie goose Having such a vast national park full of invigorating flaura and fauna provides australias community with a secure and valuable resource of both cultural and environmental education for our present and our future. all though these national parks are so benefical to our life style the wildlife still needs conserving as the daily demands of tourists as well as natural factors can greately affect the national park to balance the demands from both the tourists and environment and to keep the flaura and fauna healthy Kakadu national parks impliment strict rules such as: • Always making sure cigerette butts and match sticks are blown and thrown out before leaving as well clearing firplace from any flammable material to prevent wild

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