Assessment Task 11: Natural values
By this stage you should have a good understanding of the natural values of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park and the crucial role played by visitors to maintain these.
You should write or present a talk that you could give to a group of tourists that would introduce them to the unique natural values of Uluru–Kata Tjuta.
Your answer would need to expand upon:
- A description of the main features of the geological history of the region
- A discussion on the diversity of landscapes and habitats within the National Park
- Information on diversity of wildlife and plants, including some of the significant flora and fauna found in the Park
- Some of the introduced threats to the natural values of Uluru–Kata Tjuta
- The role visitors can play to helping to protect and maintain these unique natural values
Guide to answering this task
Incorporate the answers to the below questions into your answer to this task.
- What is the geological history of the region?
- How long have the sand dunes in the park been in there present position and why?
- How deep is the water table around UKTNP? How old is the water estimated to be?
- What is the reason for the colour changes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunset?
- What are the habitats identified by both the Traditions Owners and scientists found in UKTNP?
- How do Anangu feel about the removal of rocks and sand from the Park?
- What are some of the introduced threats to the natural values of UKTNP? Include flora and fauna.
- What's the difference between how Anangu and piranpa identify seasons?