Parks Australia – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Gardangarl (Field Island) is a critical habitat for flatback turtles and a key monitoring site in the Australian National Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles. Every year teams of Kakadu park staff, traditional owners and conservation volunteers camp on Field Island over a four week period to study the turtles as they come ashore to nest. Surveying began in the 1980s and has continued annually since 1994.

For more information, please visit: environment.gov.au/parks/kakadu/nature-science/fauna-reptiles.html#surveys

© 2011 Commonwealth of Australia

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