Saturday, August 28, 2010

AUSTRALIAN ALPS

The recent snows on the Brindabella Mountains has prompted the following two videos from the New South Wales National Parks Service showing Canberra's Brindabella's as they stretch into the Snowy Mountains. the following commentary was attached...


"Stretching from Canberra through the Brindabella Range to the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales and along the Great Divide through eastern Victoria, Australia's alpine and subalpine environments are unique and special. As a well-watered, snow-clad and mountainous area in a mostly dry and flat continent, the Australian Alps with 1.6 million hectares of protected areas are of great significance". 

"The parks contain plants and animals found nowhere else, a rich and diverse Aboriginal and European cultural heritage, magnificent outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities and the headwaters of some of Australia's most important rivers. The Australian Alps National Parks program involves the Governments of New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory in a cross border cooperative management program aimed at managing the alps as a single biogeographic unit".

AUSTRALIAN ALPS I


AUSTRALIAN ALPS II



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