Australia Unveils Massive Aboriginal Nature Reserve

Publication: Agence France-Presse


09/24/2009 - Australia on Thursday said it has created a massive nature reserve in the country's far north that will be managed by Aborigines.

The so-called Indigenous Protected Areas in the Northern Territory contain rock art sites that are 50,000 years old and wilderness areas rivalling the nearby World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, officials said.

The new reserve covers almost 20,500 square kilometres (7,900 square miles) near the city of Darwin—an area more than twice the size of America's Yellowstone National Park.

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