Wetlands of Kakadu National Park (Australia)

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Abstract

Kakadu National Park is located to the east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. The main wetlands in the park include mangroves, salt flats, freshwater flood plains, and small permanent lakes (billabongs) as well as springs and pools along the many streams. The wetlands contain a high diversity of plants and animals that have adapted to the marked seasonal flooding and drying and/or to the tidal range. Threats include invasive species, salinisation of freshwater wetlands, recreational activities, and potential pollution from uranium mining. The park is managed jointly by the federal government and traditional Indigenous owners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe wetland book II
Subtitle of host publicationDistribution, description and conservation
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, G. Randy Milton, R. Crawford Prentice, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter165
Pages1951-1958
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740013
ISBN (Print)9789400740020, 9789400740006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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