Warddeken & Djelk

The Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are located in the West Arnhem Land region in the Northern Territory, northern Australia. They abut Kakadu National Park and together cover an area twice the size of Yellowstone National Park.

Warddeken is a Kundedjnjenhmi word used to describe the ‘people of the rock country’. The Warddeken IPA covers 13,950 square kilometres of spectacular stone and gorge country on the western Arnhem Land Plateau.

Djelk is a Gurrgoni word for ‘land’ and ‘caring for the land’. The Djelk IPA was declared over 6,732 square kilometres of the Arnhem Coast and Arnhem Plateau Bioregions.

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