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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park (KNP) is a jointly managed estate rich in cultural and environmental values. ESS has worked with KNP managers to develop and implement a tailored Cultural Information Management System (CIMS), which acts as a leading-edge resource for:

  • Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge recording
  • Mapping cultural and ecological aspects of the park
  • Protecting cultural heritage and Traditional knowledge according to Indigenous priorities and protocols
  • Managing cultural heritage management in the park (in development)

  The CIMS has provided KNP with a range of benefits, including:

  • A single point of call for accessing information relating to cultural entities and values including traditional knowledge, cultural sites, and artefacts
  • A significant reduction the risks of losing cultural heritage information
  • Leading edge cultural heritage information management practices to other World Heritage National Parks;
  • The capacity to meet KNP’s obligations under the EPBC Act 1999 and to conform with the agreement with the World Heritage Organisation;
  • Opportunities for Bininj (local Aboriginal people) to retain and maintain information relating to heritage assets including objects, sites and knowledge;
  • A foundation for systematically monitoring and protecting important sites and areas of cultural and natural significance throughout KNP

Key Solutions:

Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge management

Cultural mapping

Traditional knowledge guardianship


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