Welcome to the International Conservation Society's Conservation
& Ecotourism in Australia
|Australia is home to the duck-billed platypus, one
|of nature's most curious oddities.
Conservation and Ecotourism
in Australia have been given special attention because of its diversity of ecosystems and
unique and curious species. The displacement of indigenous people is also an issue, but there are also many fine examples
of indigenous culture being preserved in Australia where there is, in fact, a quite impressive
aboriginal affairs program.
Australia’s curious species include
such marsupial wonders as the kangaroo and koala, the saltwater crocodile, the duckbill platypus, and many more. There are
also many examples of exotic species that have thrived after introduction and forever changed the Australian ecosystem. Click
the links below for more information about Australia’s
wildlife Australian wildlife conservation.
|The peculiar termite mounds in Litchfield National
|Park all uncannily face North/South
The Northern Territory has many diverse biomes all contained within a relatively
small area. From the rugged beauty of the outback, to lush tropical rainforests, to grassy plains, to the crocodile-dominated
Adelaide River, The Northern Territory
has it all.
The Northern Territory Parks & Wildlife Commission. A comprehensive guide to parks, biodiversity and different biomes/ecosysytems
within the Northern Territory
Yet there are schemes to destroy this beauty in the interest of commercialism.
Let’s nip that in the bud. Click on the links below to learn more about conservation in the Northern Territory and
what you can do to preserve its unique beauty.
NT Dept. Of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment
The Great Barrier Reef has the distinction
of being the world’s largest living structure. Yet now it is also the world’s largest dying structure. Runoff
from cane plantations, as well as point and non-point source pollution has placed this wonder of nature in jeopardy. See more
about coral reefs and their preservation in our coral reef section. Click on the links below to find out more about the Great
Barrier Reef and how to protect it.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
The aboriginal Australians represent some of the most unique, colorful and artistic indigenous cultures.
Click on the links below to learn more about their heritage and preservation, or about aboriginal affairs in general.
A pictorial history of the Aboriginal Australians
Australian Government Indigenous and Aboriginal Affairs Resources