Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal Grants opened

Open now! Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sort from Rainforest Aboriginal People to get small and medium sized projects up and running across the region. 

Projects must fall within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area or the Wet Tropics NRM Region. 

Round one EOI’s will be accepted from early March 2017 and close on the 31 March 2017. All EOI’s will be notified of the outcome by 30 April 2017. Successful applicants will need to sign a funding agreement with the Authority or Terrain.

Contributions to the Cape York NRM Healthy Country Newsletter are welcome

Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.

The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.

We're investing in Cape York's future land and sea managers

Cape York NRM is proud to sponsor the Year 10 Conservation and Land Management award at Western Cape College and the Year 10 Environmental Excellence award at Cooktown State School.

Cape York NRM's Chairperson and Director of Primary Industries Sector, Emma Jackson, presented Western Cape College student Moesha Ling with the Conservation and Land Management award at the ceremony in Weipa last Thursday.  

Below:  Moesha Ling Photo:  Western Cape College

Filling in the Gaps in the Kuuku Ya'u Cultural Heritage Projects

This project had two objectives:

The first,  to aid in the establishment of a bush-tucker nursery by providing a secure water source, and secondly to record cultural knowledge and share knowledge between Elders and Rangers. The project provided part of the funds necessary for the purchase and transport of a water storage tank to secure water to the Kuku Ya’u bush tucker nursery.

Donate Now For Jardine River Turtle Survival

A new site has been launched today for the public to donate to help keep the threatened Jardine River Turtle from extinction.

Cape York Natural Resource Management will launch the site today, on National Threatened Species day, to raise awareness of the turtle and raise money to support it’s long term survival.

Cape York NRM’s Peta-Marie Standley said the turtle, also known as the Painted Turtle, only exists in the Northern Peninsula Area of Australia and in coastal parts of Papua New Guinea.