Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
The Mapoon Shire and associated Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation trust lands cover an area of just under 46,000 ha.
This land mass stretches from the southern bank of Skardon River,in the north, to the northern banks of the Pennefather River, in the south, and incorporates the lower delta reaches of the Ducie River and Wenlock River systems.
Sections of the trust area are dissected by the Comalco Mining lease, now owned by Rio Tinto.
Land conditions and environment are diverse and rich in cultural, ecological and mineral wealth. Work is progressing to ensure appropriate protection and management arrangements are developed and implemented, to ensure short and long term benefits.
The Mapoon Land and Sea Management office is the responsibility of the Council responsible for managing these lands
This project is important to lower the predation rate of >90% by feral pigs and to protect against turtle nest predation/turtle eggs/hatchlings on Skardon Beach- Mapoon.
The Wenlock Management Catchment Group Inc. is a not-for-profit group established to give voice to the Wenlock River.