Big Sky Country

A snail of a time

April 11, 2023 Bush Heritage Australia Season 2 Episode 2
Big Sky Country
A snail of a time
Show Notes

Amongst inland wulo (rainforest) and on islands in the North Kimberley, Wunambal Gaambera Country, lives an unassuming group of animals. The species slime their way along the forest floor eating decaying leaf litter and are part of why this extraordinary region is listed as an area of national heritage significance – they are an incredibly diverse group of... snails!  

Since the late eighties, Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners and scientists have led a series of expeditions to the archipelago off the coast to better understand their rich biodiversity. The findings? 'The Galapagos of the Kimberley,' and remarkable ecosystems, all protected by Wunambal Gaambera people.  

Featuring Tom Vigilante, Jeremy Kowan, Desmond Williams, Frank Koehler and Norm McKenzie. 
Produced by Bee Stephens and Eliza Herbert. 

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