Kosciuszko National Park Case Study

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Inquiry Questions There will be 8 inquiry questions which will be answered throughout this report. These questions are: a) How is the Kosciuszko National Park used by people? b) How long have indigenous Australians lived and managed the area now known as Kosciuszko National Park? c) What has been the human impact on the natural environment of different areas of the National Park? d) What has been the human impact on the fauna that live in the National Park? e) How has climate change and other factors affected the natural environment, the vegetation and the unique animal species in the Kosciuszko National Park? Your research should include the Bogong Moth, Southern Corroboree Frog and Mountain Pygmy Possum. f) Why is it necessary to ensure the preservation of the Kosciuszko National Park? g) Why is the Kosciuszko alpine environment considered to be ‘fragile’? h) What management strategies have been and should be put in place to ensure that this alpine region and its unique flora and fauna will be sustained into the future? Introduction Kosciuszko National Park is located in south eastern New South Wales, Australia. The park is 6,900 km2 and is home to 283 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and…show more content…
These resorts are unique winter snow-sport destinations and summer retreats which attract over 1.3 million visitors a year (Thomas and Branley, 2017). The year-round population is around 1,000 people. The park contains nationally and internationally significant natural values such as restricted habitats of threatened species, endangered ecological communities, sub-alpine and alpine plant communities, alpine rivers and streams and alpine humus soils. The park also contains within it the tallest mountain in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko, this attracts thousands of tourists over the summer time who are wishing to climb the 2,228-metre

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