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Off to work with Ranger Dan

Join Ranger Dan as he sets off to work in Western Australia's remote Karijini National Park. Dan is responsible for looking after the park and keeping its visitors safe - but this job is not without its risks. What types of situations and challenges are 'all in a day's work' for rangers like Dan?

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An island where warm waters meet cool

Lord Howe Island lies off the east coast of Australia where warm, tropical seas meet cool currents from the south. Here, a mix of fish suited to warmer waters live together with fish suited to the cooler southern waters. Lord Howe Island has many reasons to be protected, such as being home to the world's most southern coral ...

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Birds of Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean is home to some amazing plants and animals, including many different types of birds. Watch this clip to find out about the terns, Masked Boobys and flightless Lord Howe Island Woodhens that call this island home. Discover how people are involved in researching and protecting these important ...

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An inland nursery for Australian birds

When floodwaters reach Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia, many species of waterbirds, including pelicans and the rare Banded Stilt, arrive to breed and raise their young. See why Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre was declared a national park and find out what happens to the birdlife once the lake dries.

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Lake Eyre bursts into life

Watch and be amazed at how Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is transformed from a dry salt pan to a vast lake bursting with life. Find out what attracts thousands of pelicans to this region from thousands of kilometres away.

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At the peak of the Kakadu monsoon

The monsoonal rains of Kakadu are the lifeblood of the landscape, creating the floodplains and paperbark swamps that animals rely on for food and shelter. Kakadu National Park is a special place where a dramatic cycle of life and death is played out. Explore one of Australia's national treasures, Kakadu, at the peak of ...

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Monsoon rains spark explosion of life in Kakadu

The animals of Kakadu National Park live in a landscape dominated by tropical woodlands and expansive wetlands. These wetlands appear each wet season after the monsoon rains, and animals are drawn together here to feed and mate. Kakadu, a place of extreme seasonal change and incredible wildlife, attracts many visitors from ...

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Kingdom of the crocodile

Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage site in the tropical north of Australia. Bursting with a rich collection of plant, bird, mammal and reptile species, Kakadu is a special place where the Saltwater Crocodile sits at the top of the food chain. Watch this clip to find out about the landscape, climate and life found in Kakadu.

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Protecting treasures of the Flinders

The rocks of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia are home to living and non-living treasures. Watch this clip to see a few of them: fossil remains of ancient corals, the rare yellow-footed rock wallaby and the wedge-tailed eagle. Find out some benefits of protecting the Flinders Ranges.

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World heritage: Kakadu information display

Look at descriptions of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. Help a park ranger to sort facts and pictures for an information display. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build a description for visitors. Include sections on the park's location, wildlife and cultural importance.

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National parks: boots in the bush

Meet the Dunphy family in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Myles Dunphy was one of Australia's early conservationists of the 1930s. Look closely at some unusual boots and work out their purpose. They are a set of special dog-boots, which Dunphy made for his dog to protect his paws on long bushwalks with the ...

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National parks: wheels in the bush

Look at bush scenes from the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Examine an unusual item from the 1930s. It is a pram customised by Myles Dunphy to take his toddler on long bushwalks. Myles Dunphy was one of the Australia's early conservationists of the 1930s. Explore the contribution of the Dunphy family to bush ...

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National parks: Australian Alps

This is a colour clip highlighting the Australian Alps: their landscapes in summer and winter; distinctive flora and fauna; and contribution to Australian identity through the poem 'The man from Snowy River' and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The clip contains a long sequence showing stockmen chasing brumbies. ...

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National parks: Blue Mountains

This is a colour clip showing the landforms, landscapes, flora and fauna of the five national parks in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area in New South Wales. The clip opens with a re-creation of the discovery of the Wollemi pine ('Wollemia nobilis') followed by scenes of tourists, mountain gorges, the gardens ...

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National parks: Daintree

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Daintree National Park, part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage area. The clip opens with a description of the area's connection with the ancient rainforests of Gondwana. This is followed by scenes of reptiles, birds including the southern ...

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National parks: Flinders Ranges

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, history, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. The clip opens with a description of pastoral expansion from the 1850s, followed by scenes of wildlife and river red gums. It then describes how Wilpena Pound was occupied by graziers during a ...

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National parks: Great Barrier Reef

This is a colour clip showing the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast, the world's most extensive stretch of coral reefs. The clip explains how the reefs are created and how they provide a home for thousands of different fauna species. Extended sequences describe the importance of the coral cay Heron Island to green ...

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National parks: Kakadu

This is a colour clip showing some of the landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna of Kakadu National Park during the monsoonal Wet. Beginning with the Stone Country, the clip reveals the topography of Kakadu's sandstone escarpments and some of the rock art galleries of its local Aboriginal peoples. The clip shows the frill-necked ...

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National parks: Lamington

This is a colour clip showing some of the landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna of Lamington National Park, in the border ranges between New South Wales and Queensland. The clip reveals the diversity of plant, bird and frog life in the subtropical rainforest, which dates back to the supercontinent Gondwana, before concentrating ...

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National parks: Lord Howe

This is a colour clip showing the landforms, coral reef lagoons, birds and fish of Lord Howe Island. It begins by describing how the topography of the region was created by submarine volcanic activity and subsequent erosion. Sequences introduced by naturalist Ian Hutton reveal the behaviour of breeding sea birds, including ...