The Willandra Lakes Region, a World Heritage Site located in New South Wales, Australia, has fossil remains of sand and lakes dating back to Pleistocene Epoch. The Pleistocene epoch is the period when human beings evolved into their present form. The lake ecosystem dried up around 18,500 years ago and several well-preserved fossils of giant marsupials have also been found in the region.
The human occupation in this region dates back to 60,000 years ago and this region is also the traditional meeting place of the Muthi Muthi, Nyiampaar and Barkinji Aboriginal tribes.
The Willandra Lakes Region, with an area of 2,400 km², is approximately 150 km long by 40 km wide. The lake was added to the list World Heritage list in 1981.
The dry lake area has vegetation such as mallee eucalypt and saltbush communities, while the sand dunes lack vegetation. As per the records, 20 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 137 recorded species of bird life are found at Willandra. The most common species include bat, parrots, cockatoos and finches.The climate is semi-arid with average rainfall around 250mm per annum.
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