Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is a timeless place. It is recognised as a global treasure, World Heritage listed for both its environment and our living Aboriginal culture. We are the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. That’s nearly half the size of Switzerland! - See more at: http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/people/about-kakadu.html#sthash.4GmXo81S.dpuf
The award winning rangers with NT Administrator Sally Thomas and NT Minister Bess Price (fourth and fifth from left). Bill is pictured beside Minister Price.
Bill Fordham is awarded Ranger of the Year - Arnhem region. (From left) Kakadu park manager Sarah Kerin, Ranger of the Year Bill Fordham, NT Minister Bess Price and Director of National Parks Sally Barnes
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The guides are trained in all facets of tourism including first aid, presentation and delivery at the newly formed ‘On Country Academy’.
As they lead visitors through the tropical savannah woodland they talk about the plants and flowers, pointing out what they use for basket weaving, food and medicinal use, perhaps even knocking up a home-made paint brush on the spot!
The rangers deliver their presentation in a mix of English and Kunwinjku gunwok, one of the Aboriginal languages commonplace in Kakadu.
We’re working with researchers from the National Environmental Research Program (NERP) who are mapping Kakadu’s floodplains and the movements and behaviours of fish in their waters | Radio-transmitters were surgically implanted into 40 barramundi and 30 catfish