Article: Northern Territory – Limmen National Park Declared


Massive New National Park Declared in the Northern Territory

The article below reports on the establishment of a new national park in the Northern Territory. Limmen National Park is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria and covers a massive area. When coupled with the Limmen Bight Marine Park, the area protected is a staggering 10 000 square kilometres.

For more, visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/massive-new-national-park-declared-in-northern-territory.htm

AUSTRALIA: THE NORTH MARINE REGION


Peter Garrett, Australia’s Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, today released a report on the biodiversity, ecosystems and social and economic uses of the oceans of northern Australia. The report entitled ‘The North Marine Bioregional Profile,’ brings together and explores the available knowledge of the Arafura and eastern Timor Seas, from the Northern Territory/Western Australia border to Torres Strait, including the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The report is expected to assist the government to better understand and protect our marine environment, conserve biodiversity and determine the priorities in our marine conservation efforts. It will also assist industry to better plan and manage their activities in the region.

A Marine Bioregional Plan for the region covered in the report is expected to be handed down in 2010. In total there will be five plans covering Australia’s marine regions.

View The North Marine Bioregional Profile at:
http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/north/index.html