Windjana Gorge

Winjanna Gorge: Survey nets plenty of crocs

Bunuba Rangers and wildlife officers have caught and released about half the freshwater crocs in two dry-season pools.

Freshie at Lake Argyle (not visited by Joe)

Freshwater crocodile

They took measurements and genetic samples in a bid to learn more about the crocodiles before cane toads arrive.

Science Network [read this story]

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Windjana Gorge: Burning completed for Easter

Parks and Wildlife has completed prescribed burning at Windjana Gorge national park, in time for the Easter holidays.

You can read a media release here: more »

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Friday, April 18th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Caves reveal ancient climate records

Caves in the east and west Kimberley have revealed ancient records of droughts and flooding rains.

Scientists have analysed stalagmites from Ball Gown Cave, near Winjana Gorge, and another cave 40 kilometres north of Kununurra.

As a result they now have climate records from the last 41,000 years for tropical Australia.

Science Network [read this story]

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

West Kimberley fires

This link shows a satellite image of prescribed burns in the West Kimberley.

PhysOrg [read this story]

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Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Derby, Environment, Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Kimberley heritage listing deadline close

Environment minister Tony Burke has until 30 June to decide whether to approve the West Kimberley heritage listing.

Sydney Morning Herald’s Lindsay Murdoch outlines the supporters’ case for locking away a large part of our region from resource development.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 Aboriginal, Environment, Government 2 Comments

People: Damion Hunter

Damion Hunter has taken on the leading role in Jandamarra (the play, not the movie).

The play kicks off in Broome in July, with short seasons at Broome, Winjana Gorge, Halls Creek and Kununurra.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing, People 114 Comments
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