Kimberley and Pilbara Reserves

West Australians are encouraged to have a say on the draft joint management plan for conservation reserves in the south west Kimberley and north west Pilbara. Although remote, these reserves are very important.

The draft has been developed with the Karajarri Traditional Lands Association, the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation adn the Wanparta Aboriginal Corporation and is part of the $103.6 million Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy. This is the biggest conservation strategy ever undertaken in WA. 

It includes the Kurriji Pa Yajula (formally Dragon Tree Soak) Nature Reserve, Walyarta Conservation Park and some new conservation reserves along the coastal strip adjoining Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.  These reserves protect internationally, nationally and regionally significant wetlands, which support several threatened species such as the bilby. The draft plan has included reserves that have similiar ecological values and a common set of management issues. 

Public comment closes 31 March 2017. The draft plan can be viewed here

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