Kakadu National Park is a living cultural landscape, inhabited continuously by its Aboriginal traditional owners for more than 50,000 years. The region's cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people - Bininj/Mungguy - who still live in the park today.
Kakadu is also home to a unique mosaic of ecosystems, including tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands and plateaus, which provide habitat for a wide range of rare or endemic plants and animals.
Recognising its international significance, the park and its natural and cultural heritage have been registered on, or are subject to, numerous international agreements and conventions.
- World Heritage Committee information for Kakadu National Park
- Wetlands of international importance (Ramsar wetlands)
- Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
- Bilateral Migratory Bird Agreements (JAMBA, CAMBA and ROKAMBA)
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
- Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species and Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)