Islands of the Kimberley (Western Australia)

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There are over 2,500 islands lying off the coast of the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The islands along the coast can be identified from the Western Australia - Northern Territory border in the east, to the northern most islands, north of Cape Londonderry, and west to just north of Broome.

Kimberley Islands Biological Survey[edit]

A biological survey of 22 of the islands was conducted between December 2006 and December 2010[1] by the Department of Environment and Conservation, traditional owners, the Australian Museum and the Western Australian Museum.[2][3]

The partnership with the Kimberley Land Council is important as the islands sampled in this survey are covered by five native title claim groups: Balanggarra, Uunguu, Dambimangari, Mayala and Bardi-Jawi. Traditional Owners have strong management rights to the islands through native title and Aboriginal Reserve tenure.[4]