- Published: UWA Publishing
- Date: 2023
- ISBN: 978-1-76080-267-7
- Formats: Print
Kimberley Monsoon Rainforests: Islands in a Sea of Savannah
The tropical rainforests of the Kimberley are among Australia’s most biodiverse ecosystems – and, in many ways, its least understood.
Kimberley rainforests are rich in species not found elsewhere in the region, have links to South-East Asia, and hold cultural significance for Indigenous peoples. They also face many environmental threats, from feral plants and animals to wildfires and climate change.
The long-term viability of these unique ecosystems – and the species they support – requires effective management and conservation at the landscape scale. Understanding what species exist, where they are found, and what they need to survive is essential.
This book reviews what we do and don’t know about Kimberley rainforests and why we need to acknowledge their value, not only to the biodiversity of northern Australia but also in terms of their traditional use and cultural significance to Indigenous peoples.
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