Presentation on theme: "By: Francis Lucino KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT KAKADU Kakadu National Park is located in the Northern Territory. Kakadu National."— Presentation transcript:
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT KAKADU Kakadu National Park is located in the Northern Territory. Kakadu National Park is located within Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2, extending nearly 200 kilometres from North to south an over 100 kilometres from East to West.
A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INTRODUCED SPECIES Feral animals in Kakadu have been introduced by non-Aboriginal people. The animals were once either domesticated or native to another country and now live and breed in the park. Among the feral animals in Kakadu are Asian water buffalo, cattle, pigs, horses, donkeys, cats, dogs, rats, mice, house geckos and European bees. Cane toads were recorded in Kakadu for the first time in early 2001. The management objective for feral animals in Kakadu is to limit, as far as possible, their adverse effects on the environment while taking into account the views and economic interests of traditional owners
FLORA AND FAUNA The plant and animal life in Kakadu is its greatest appeal for many visitors, and those with a particular interest in nature tend to schedule their holidays for the rainy season when the wildlife is at its liveliest. Birds arrive in their millions and fill the trees while for many of the 60 different species of mammal resident in the park, it's mating season. Visitors can expect a cacophony of sounds. The waterfalls benefit from the rains and are at their most spectacular at this time