Seasonal changes in birds at Yellow Water wetlands, Kakadu National Park: A joint project between tour-operators and wetland scientists


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Max Finlayson, MariaGrazia Bellio and Abbie Spiers,
Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, December 2001

About the note

Yellow Water is situated at the confluence of the South Alligator River and Jim Jim Creek. It has long been an important food gathering area for local Aboriginal people and it is home to an abundant and rich diversity of plants and animals.

The abundant wildlife and vegetation of the wetlands has been recognised in the listing of Kakadu National Park's wetlands as internationally important under the Ramsar Wetland Convention. The Ramsar Convention has been used for 30 years to ensure the conservation and wise use of wetlands around the world. Listing under the Convention has highlighted the international value of Yellow Water and other wetlands in the Park and encouraged their wise use and conservation.