Protected areas of the Northern Territory

The protected areas of the Northern Territory consists of protected areas managed by the governments of the Northern Territory and Australia and private organisations with a reported total area of 335,527 square kilometres (129,548 sq mi) being 24.8% of the total area of the Northern Territory of Australia.[1]

Summary by type and jurisdictionEdit

As of June 2018, the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory managed 86 ‘parks and reserves’ including 22 that have not been declared with a total reported area of 50,603 square kilometres (19,538 sq mi).[2]

As of 2016, the protected areas within the Australian government jurisdiction included two national parks with a total area of 20,444 square kilometres (7,893 sq mi) and 15 Indigenous Protected Areas with a total area of 260,662 square kilometres (100,642 sq mi).[1]

As of August 2016, there were three private protected areas declared under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act with a total area of 1,405 square kilometres (542 sq mi)[3] while in late 2016, another three private protected areas were listed under the National Reserve System with a total area of 1,405 square kilometres (542 sq mi) were listed by the Australian government.[1]

Northern Territory governmentEdit

Coastal ReservesEdit

Conservation AreasEdit

Conservation CovenantsEdit

Conservation ReservesEdit

Historical ReservesEdit

Hunting ReservesEdit

Management Agreement AreasEdit

Marine ParksEdit

Marine ReservesEdit

National ParksEdit

Nature ParksEdit

Holmes Jungle Nature Park

Protected AreasEdit

Other placesEdit

Australian governmentEdit

Indigenous Protected AreasEdit

The following Indigenous Protected Areas have been established in the Northern Territory:[5]

National parksEdit

The following national parks are managed by the Director of National Parks on the behalf of the Australian government and indigenous land owners:[6]

Private protected areasEdit

Northern Territory jurisdictionEdit

See Conservation Covenants above

Australian Wildlife Conservancy sanctuariesEdit

Australian Wildlife Conservancy owns and operates the following private protected areas in the Northern Territory:[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in Northern Territory (2016)". CAPAD 2016. Australian government. 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "NT Parks and Reserves Estate". Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf "Parks and Reserves" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Marine Protected Areas in coastal waters of Northern Territory". CAPAD 2016. Australian government. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Declared Indigenous Protected Areas in the Northern Territory". Department of the Environment. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ "National Parks". Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Sanctuaries". Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ "A landmark project at Fish River Station". The Nature Conservancy. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AUSTRALIA. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

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