Caring for Our Country (former)

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This funding was the flagship programme that succeeded Natural Heritage Trust 2, in the five years 2008-2013.

The objective of Caring for our Country was to achieve an environment that is healthier, better protected, well managed and resilient, and also to provide essential ecosystem services in a changing climate.
More than $2 billion as been committed to the initiative over five years, as the first phase of the program commenced July 2008 and is to end  June 2013. More than 3,500 grants were funded during this initial phase of the project
The project's second phase is to be implemented between 2013 and 2018. 

Mapoon smashes Cape thong record

14 Mar 2013

An incredible number of thongs or flip flops - 7154 to be exact- have been removed from Mapoon beaches, smashing a record set last year of 4696 removed from Chili Beach, on Cape York's eastern seaboard.

The Taepithiggi Batavia Clan Group Aboriginal Corporation (TBCAC), formed following the Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation’s establishment in 2013, represents the custodians of country stretching from the Wenlock and Ducie rivers, Cape York.

This was a short project for Mulong to provide on-country burning training and fire management planning to the members Wunta Aboriginal Corporation on Palinjii (Nesbit) country.

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This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Lochinvar Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering sign

This project was aimed at reinstatement and rehabilitation of Weipa waterfront from damage done by Cyclone Oswald, preventing the loss of culturally significant melaleuca stands and foreshore protection, and formally establishing a Weipa Community Garden and Western Cape Landcare Group.

Development of a Business/Investment case for the ongoing support and expansion of the Cape York Land and Sea Indigenous Reference Groups Initiative.

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The Living Knowledge Place is a community driven online education site that show cases our culture, country, and aspirations towards the future of our environment and wellbeing.

This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Wolverton Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering sign

An important study focused on the preservation of land in order to protect the habitat of the Australian Native Bee in Cape York, North Queensland. Kuku-Thaypan Elder Tommy George works with scientists to study the native bee, comparing knowledge on the species type and on how they are managed in the environment.

Cape York Regional Investment Strategy Consultation Workshop 2014 Report

Cape York NRM had previously conducted a regional investment strategy (RIS) workshop in 2013 with participants from the community and technical experts. The 2013 workshop set priorities for 2013-2018 investment and was key to the development of Cape York NRM's themes and programs.
Published: May 2015

Alluvial Gully Prevention and Rehabilitation Options for Reducing Sediment Loads in the Normanby Catchment and Northern Australia

This two year project was undertaken to assess the possible options for preventing and rehabilitating alluvial gullies in the Normanby Catchment. The project also caries significance for alluvial gully management across all of Northern Australia.
Published: Aug 2013

Planned Burn Guidelines - Cape York Peninsula Bioregion of Queensland

This planned burn guideline provides comprehensive guidance that supports fire strategies and planned burning at a bioregional level.
Published: May 2013
Type: Reference Document

Results of the Laura- Normanby River Water Quality Monitoring Project: An Assessment of Ambient Water Quality and Water Quality Impacts: June 2006 - June 2010

CYMAG Environmental and South Cape York Catchments commenced monitoring of the fourth largest river system flowing into the Great Barrier Reef; the Laura-Normanby River's water quality.
Published: Jun 2010