Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers


The Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Management Program operates as part of the Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council (PASC), employing a very dedicated team of rangers.

The PASC act as Trustee on behalf of Thaayorre and Mungkan Traditional Owners, for the Pormpuraaw Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) area, covering 4,661 sqkm (466,198 hectares) of Pormpuraaw lands, seas and inland waterways.

The Land and Sea Rangers play an important and diverse role in the community, delivering land and sea and cultural and natural resource management. 

The rangers' activities include: declared pest weed mapping and weed control, feral animal control, marine debris removal, tourism and visitor management, support of the Junior Ranger program, and  monitoring and protecting nesting marine turtles.

The Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers are one of the founding member groups that make up the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance, playing a key role in the reduction of threats to vulnerable and endangered marine turtles nesting on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula. 

Containing and reducing the further spread of established Hymenachne at Pormpuraaw through control works and mapping of treated areas.
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The coastline north of the Pormpuraaw community has an extensive Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting rookery with PLASM rangers currently patrolling and protecting around 18,000 eggs incubating in nests along 50 klms of very remote coastline

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Support the on-going work of the Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Management Program to protect marine turtles nesting on coastal areas managed by the Pormpuraaw rangers
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The Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) represents an agreement between land and sea managers from Pormpuraaw, Napranum, Mapoon and Northern Peninsula Area, to work together for the protection of marine turtles along the west coast of Cape York.

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council Aerial Cull November 2016

Feral Pigs pose a serious threat to all native fauna and flora, pigs were responsible for 90% predation of the Olive Ridley prior to aerial culling operations by PLASM staff in 2014, aerial feral culling is by far the most
Published: Feb 2017
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Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers Sea Turtle Information

Information leaflet describing turtle nesting in Pormpuraaw and protection activities of the Pormpuraaw Rangers 
Published: Jan 2016
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Pormpuraaw Pest Management Plan 2015-2020

Published: Jan 2016

Pormpuraaw Pest Management Plan 2015-2020

Published: Jan 2016

Pormpuraaw Nest and Predation Data: 2015

Visualisation for nesting and predation data. Shows species, location, timeline, predation, and cause for nests monitored by Pormpuraaw Rangers, Cape York.
Published: Aug 2015