The sixth management plan for one of Australia’s greatest natural and cultural attractions – Kakadu National Park – is now in effect.
The new management plan outlines the strategy for protecting and promoting this World Heritage listed park for the next 10 years.
The plan takes an adaptive approach to park management, encouraging the ongoing review of policies and strategies while ensuring real action takes place on the ground.
A strong focus on managing fires, feral animals and weeds will demand greater emphasis on the collaboration between traditional owners and Kakadu staff in jointly managing this amazing national park.
The plan will work alongside the Kakadu Threatened Species Strategy to protect and manage endangered species in the park.
The plan renews and strengthens the commitment to joint management – the park’s Bininj/Mungguy traditional owners and staff working together, learning from each other and respecting each other.
It builds opportunities jobs and training.
It takes a landscape-scale approach to preserving the natural values of the park.
This means specific, measurable actions have been designed for Kakadu’s four distinct landscapes – stone country, floodplains, lowlands and rainforest.
In developing this plan there was broad consultation with traditional owners, Indigenous associations, tour operators, recreational users and natural and cultural management experts.
The plan supports tourism operators to showcase this amazing destination for local and international visitors, broadening the range of experiences on offer.
The new Kakadu National Park Management Plan 2016-2026 is available at: http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/kakadu-national-park-management-plan-2016-2026