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Hungry for development and industry investment, the Northern Territory government is putting one of the world’s last intact tropical ecosystems at risk. Scientists are calling for better protections.
May Nango sharing stories about Mamukala wetlands with her grandson, in 2015.
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The Kakadu region has gone through immense transformation throughout history. How can archaeological food scraps tell us about how the First Australians adapted?
Adventurer Francis Birtles in his car with a man identified as Indigenous artist Nayombolmi.
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One was a celebrity adventurer, the other was a skilled Indigenous artist who painted everything in sight. A new look at old photographs confirms their meeting.
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We owe it to Aboriginal people living near uranium mines to learn more about what’s making them sick.
December 1972: Billy Miargu, with his daughter Linda on his arm, and his wife Daphnie Baljur. In the background, the newly painted kangaroo.
Photograph by George Chaloupka, now in Parks Australia's Archive at Bowali.
How does rock art matter? New research finds it can act as a kind of intergenerational media –even when no longer visible to the eye.
S. Anna Florin.
Tiny nutshell fragments, found at a rock shelter in the Kakadu region, have helped researchers track past climate change in the region.
Fresh and dried Kakadu plums. These native Australian fruits have a sour taste with an astringent finish.
The Kakadu plum is one of the richest sources of vitamin C of any fruit, and the increasing demand has started creating supply problems.
As the mining stops and the repair begins, the commitment of mining companies and government regulators are being put to the test on a global scale.
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The success of the rehabilitation of the Ranger uranium mine will be judged by criteria created by the mining company.
Flowers of the mystical
Hildegardia australiensis. I.D. Cowie, NT Herbarium.
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With unusual inflated winged fruits growing on “sickness country”, the tree flummoxed local botanists who had not seen anything like it before.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta: of 19 Australian World Heritage sites this is one of only two that recognise the values of ‘living’ Aboriginal culture.
Of 19 World Heritage sites across the country, only two, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta, recognise the values of “living” Aboriginal culture. None of Australia’s three sites inscribed purely for cultural values recognises Aboriginal people.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish.
Matthew Le Feuvre
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
Huge fires in September and October burn the most land in northern Australia.
More land is burned in northern Australia during August and October than any other time of the year, and it’s not just a natural disaster.
Australia’s north is home to many pristine rivers, but most national parks are focused on land-based conservation.
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Freshwater ecosystems such as rivers, lakes and wetlands are precious. They contain several-times more vertebrate species per unit area than land and ocean environments, and they are more degraded. Protected…
The quoll, one of the mammal species that calls Kakadu home.
Kakadu National Park in Australia’s tropical north is one of the world’s premier conservation reserves. However, it is partly failing in one of its principal purposes. The past two to three decades have…