Kakadu National Park Research Paper

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Kakadu National Park Kakadu national park, located in the Northern Territory in Australia, is a living cultural landscape with exceptional natural and cultural values. (UNESCO, 2015), It was listed on the UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. It is recognised for its cultural and natural elements. The people, land formations, flora and fauna, and most incredible physical attributes are what create the beautiful park. Landform Kakadu national park is covered with many different types of landforms. In Kakadu National Park there are six main landforms: the Arnhem Land plateau and escarpment, outliers, lowlands, southern hills and basins, the floodplains and the tidal flats. The Arnhem Land plateau and escarpment is commonly known as the stone…show more content…
The dry season begins in April/May and finishes in September and followed by the wet season which lies between October and April/May. The temperature and rainfall is very different between both seasons. The highest temperature for Kakadu falls before the beginning of the Wet season but during the dry season, temperature is reasonable being around 30 degrees Celsius, although it has a scorching sun beaming upon the land. The wet season is where the heaviest rainfall occurs and massive thunderstorms/flooding. The indigenous people take on Kakadu temperature/climate/weathering in a totally different view. Instead of having two main seasons they have six seasons: Gudjewg, Banggereng, Yegge, Wurrgeng, Gurrung, Gunumeleng. Each season is different, as our South Australian seasons are as well. For example, the Gudjewg season means: the wet season with its torrential storms and heavy rainfall; with luscious greens plants. Whereas the Wurrgeng season represents the cold climate, with low humidity and floodplains dry out. Another seasons represents the hot climate while another represents the dry wind season. Regarding the terrain and soil type of Kakadu, specifically the stone country, the soil is scarce but when it is available it is mostly made up of coarse sand and leaf litter trapped. Pockets of woodlands have built upon these…show more content…
The majority of these animals are endemic, meaning they are only found in the Kakadu area. Kakadu is home to one third of Australia’s total bird species; about 280 different types of birds. Kakadu is known for housing a vast amount of crocodiles; 10,000. There are two species of crocodiles: freshwater and saltwater. They can grow from three to six meters long. The Leichardt’s grasshoppers live in the Kakadu region; they can only be found in three places in the world, the park being one. Kakadu national park is also home to Quolls, Flatback turtles, Comb-crested jacana, Partridge pigeon and Brolga. A lot of these animals are nocturnal, meaning you will have to travel around at night to see them up and active. With any Australian outback there are reptiles and Kakadu hosts many turtles, goannas, lizards and many venomous snakes. Kakadu national park homes a few Inland Taipan which is the world’s most venomous snake, strong enough to kill 100

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