Kakadu National Park By Parin Sheth
Background • Kakadu national park is located in the Northern Territory in Australia. It is just approximately 170km from the state’s capital, Darwin. The Kakadu national park is in the Alligator Rivers Region in the northern part of the state. Kakadu National Park covers a total area of19,804 km.
Flora and Fauna • The Kakadu National Park has many native fauna and flora. The most common native animal is the wallaby. The park also consists of many endangered species of animals from birds to reptiles. • The flora in the Kakadu National Park is beautiful and rich. It has more than 1700 plant species. The Kakadu national park is often considered as the best park with less amounts of weedy, poisonous plants.
Introduced species • The Kakadu National park has many introduced species like the water buffalo, cattle, pigs, horses and donkeys. Many of these animals came from Asian countries and some parts of Europe. • The water buffalo can have a big affect on the native environment with its big size. The other animals also have a major problem and they take time to acclimatize.
Government Initiatives • Many government agencies have helped to make the Kakadu National Park a better place. They try to look for possible solutions in protecting wildlife and plants. They also try and keep the introduced species away from as much native environment as possible.