Much of the Thamarrurr Region is wilderness covering more than 5,000 square kilometres within the Daly River and Port Keats Aboriginal Land Trust. The coastal areas feature sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, wetlands, creeks and low hills; while inland the rivers carve courses through sandstone and support extensive tropical savanna woodland.
The Thamarrurr Rangers have been working in the area for six years and are based in the main township, Wadeye, one of the largest Indigenous towns in the Northern Territory.
Hoffman B.D. (2003). "Response of ant communities to experimental fire regimes on rangelands in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory", Austral Ecology, 28, pp. 182 - 195.
In this study the responses of ant communities to five experimental fire regimes are discussed. The five fire regimes were: