Cape York NRM has been funded to deliver on a range of projects that have substantial digital information components. A foundation of these projects is the development and maintenance of a digital multimedia portal for Cape York. This portal is being used as an engagement tool for partners and NRM stakeholders on Cape York and the wider NRM community.
The White Bellied sub-species of the Crimson Finch, Neochmia phaeton evangelinae, and the northern sub-species of the Star Finch, Noechnia ruficauda clarescens have been declining in the Kowanyama region over the last 10 years.
There is a Threatened Species Recovery Plan for these two species.
This project is enabling training support to the Ayapathu Rangers for monitoring the effectiveness of their lantana control project 'Protecting Balclutha (Lava Hill) Nature Refuge'. Support is being provided through on ground training in monitoring techniques using Fulcrum software and also providing ipad equipment for capturing data.
This project entals the development of a detailed prospectus for the Western Cape York Water Quality Plan (WCYWQP).
The prospectus project intends to engage with funding bodies and partners to support the WCYWQP project and demonstrates the benefits of supporting Cape York NRM.
This is a community engagement program in the Lockhart River region and part of the Your Climate NRM planning project.
The Community Champion will engage with residents under a plan outlined in the Your Climate activities and milestones schedule
This analysis strategy identified a process and framework for examining data collated by Cape York Natural Resource Management to assist in the development of their adaptive planning process and development of the ATLAS portal.
This project worked with Cape York Nature Refuge Landholders to provide support to develop and submit on-ground conservation project applications for funding under Northern Gulf Resource Management Groups project 'Building Resilient Landscapes- Maintaining and Enhancing Biodiversity Values in Northern Gulf and Cape York Nature Refuges'.
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. The training was held over 4-5 days on country, with outputs of an action plan for burning in the 2013-2014 and photo and GPS records.
Services to Cape York NRM for information technology (IT); including the development and implementation of an IT plan: understand and maintain all ATLAS infrastructures for Cape York NRM, into the future including engagement with NRM staff; to inform communication materials for the ATLAS and update web site as required.
Cape York NRM has adapted a socio-ecological systems approach towards development of an NRM plan that considers the distinctive cultural landscapes of Cape York.
This project builds on previous engagement with landholders from the “Your Climate” planning project undertaken from March-July 2014, in the Mitchell River catchment area.
South Cape York Catchments worked together with Cape York NRM develop the Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan for the Great Barrier Reef Catchments. This project had two components aimed at producing outcomes central to the water quality improvement plan:
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 project aimed to support Indigenous people on Cape York to share stories from Indigenous Elders and groups related to climate change and adaptation strategies, from their own worldview. The project produced high-definition film clips of Indigenous people of Cape York.
These ‘Flood ready … flood safe’ factsheets are a helpful guide and information source to help landholders prepare for, and cope with, floods. They were developed by the Regional Groups Collective with funding from the Queensland Government.
Click on these direct links to the fact sheets below:
by Lyndal Scobell, Luke Preece and Peta Standley
On 27 April in Cairns, Cape York NRM will launch a dynamic natural resource management plan that anticipates, and allows for, change.
The Kowanyama Rangers officially started their marine turtle monitoring program this week. In 2014, the ranger group received training and support from the Threatened Species Unit of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and several rangers attended training at the famous Mon Repos Turtle Centre in early 2015.
THE Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a project aimed at building a digital biodiversity information platform, providing scientists and other researchers with the current information, that will also serve as a dependable and sustainable source for future decades.
By Will Higham, Cape York Natural Resource Management
Cape York NRM has started work on a water quality planning and implementation framework for Cape York Peninsula.
TOWARDS the end of 2011, near to 1000 turtle and 170 dugong deaths were reported along the Queensland coast. Less than half that number were recorded during the same period in the previous year.
Moblie phones are the new tools for farmers and community members providing access for localised mapping of pest animals and damage caused into the popular website FeralScan. The new apps use the latest technology produced by the Invasive Animals CRC.
For futher information or to download, visit: www.feralscan.org.au
DID you know you can send specimens of potential, new and emerging weeds to the Queensland Herbarium for free identification?
Eight national parks were created on Aboriginal land on Cape York Peninsula, during 2008.
Recognised as National Parks on Cape York Peninsuala Aborigianal Land, the new holdings are jointly managed under an Indigenous Management Agreement (IMA) between Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Aboriginal peoples.
Managing native animals and plants requires sound knowledge of environmental effects of human actions, including managemet programs for weeds, feral animals and fire. In order to judge if control programs have a positive or negative affect on the enviroment, knowledge of the land is paramount.
ÆKOS is an ecological data collation and storage system.
THE Australia State of the Environment 2011 report provides relevant and useful information on environmental issues to decision makers and the public.
CAPE York Natural Resource Management Ltd. was founded in 2010 and is the most recently established regional NRM body in Australia.
The NGO has been working recently with the World Wide Fund - Australia, (WWF) and the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (Ghost Nets Australia Program), on an Ecosystem Based Marine Turtle Conservation Project for Cape York Peninsula.
Landholders have a new tool at their disposal, designed to help locate some of the best research and ideas on sustainability and provide ideas for maintaining the health and productivity of land.
When funding ceased for the Land and Water Cooperative Research Centre, the wider community were afraid that access to the rich library of research would be lost.