Director of National Parks, 2015
About the Plan
Pulu Keeling National Park protects the natural and cultural values of the 122 hectare North Keeling Island and its surrounding marine waters, within a roughly rectangular boundary framing 2,602 hectares of land and sea. The entire park is listed as a Ramsar wetland.
North Keeling Island is an uninhabited low-lying tropical oceanic coral atoll. It is one of the few remaining relatively pristine tropical islands in the Indian Ocean region, and the only largely undisturbed island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands group that retains its original vegetation and fauna species. Because of its isolation, evolution and relatively minimal human impacts on its condition, the park is also significant to studies of the distribution of oceanic island species and atoll formation.
Pulu Keeling National Park is a Commonwealth reserve under the EPBC Act and is managed by the Director of National Parks in accordance with the Act, the regulations made under it, and this management plan.
This plan sets out how the park and its natural and cultural values will be managed, protected and conserved for the next 10 years.