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Northern Territory

Total land protected: 2.6 million hectares

Warddeken Partnership

Map of Warrdeken locationEstablished: 2007
Area: 1.4 million hectares / 1,400km²
Location: 230km east of Darwin, 30km west of Jabiru

We've worked in partnership with Warddeken Land Management since 2007 (when they were known as as the Manwurrk Rangers) to support the development and implementation of a plan of management for the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area. The plan will ensure the sustainable management of the region for conservation, and the protection of important cultural sites under the direction of the Nawardekken Traditional Owners.

Arafura Partnership

Map showing the Arafura Swamp locationEstablished: 2014
Area: 1.2 million hectares / 1,200km²
Location: 450 km east of Darwin, 230 km east of Jabiru

​Guruwiling (Arafura Swamp) is the largest freshwater ecosystem in Arnhem Land and one of the largest contiguous paperbark swamps in Australia. It features large areas of paperbark forest, numerous lagoons, grass and sedgeland plains, floating mat communities, sandstone hills, sinkholes and springs. The swamp is fringed by extensive woodlands along with numerous patches of rainforest. Bush Heritage has supported the Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation with conservation planning, governance, implementing conservation activities and monitoring outcomes.