Status: Active

This project continues the pond apple control work in the Mt Amos and Cooktown area. In association with Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation, South Cape York Catchments, Cook Shire Council and the Traditional Owners, this project builds upon work already undertaken and ensure we further encourage the return of biodiversity in our unique environment.

Rangers from the Injinoo Ranger Base will implement Gamba grass control activities over and area of 50 Ha over 2017.

This project will increase the level of protection against pond apple for coastal ecosystems on the east coast of Cape York, including mangrove, paperbark swamp and coastal littoral forest vegetation types as well as a number of Wetlands of National Significance.

This project occurs over 3 stages and controls areas of environmental weeds on Dawnvale Station, including Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia).
This project takes a regional approach to biosecurity management in Cape York Peninsula and will enhance the coordination of: · on-ground activities to manage priority biosecurity threats, · training, education and awareness raising opportunities, and · collaborative arrangements with government and non-government stakeholders to identify, manage and mitigate high priority biosecurity threats.

In association with Hopevale Council, Hopevale Congress Rangers, and the Traditional owners, this project will continue Pond Apple control work that has been ongoing in the Hopevale, South Cape Bedford, Alligator creek, and Cooktown areas for the last twenty four years.

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 programme is delivering natural resource management services that aim to maintain and build ecosystem function and landscape resilience through improved water, soil, fire and integrated pest management.

The objective is to eradicate Hymenachne to prevent its spread by birds, cattle, pigs and floods to adjacent and downstream Wetlands of National Significance, (cattle exclusion fence) and managed for weeds for the next ten years as part of the KALRNMO Weed Management Program.

The Hymenachne area at Kokoberra Swamp will be quarantined by installing 

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.

Mt Louis Station is committed to the eradication of weeds on the property, with specific emphasis on the reduction of weeds in the streams and waterways. The property is situated next to a coastal environment and high water quality aids a healthy reef environment, along with healthy land based ecosystems.

This small grant supports herbicide purchase for the control of Rubber Vine, Sicklepod, Blue Snake Weed and Caltrope, at Mt McLean and One Mile Farm

Support the on-going work of the Mapoon Land and Sea Management Program to protect marine turtles nesting on coastal areas managed by the Mapoon rangers
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
This small grant supports the on-going work of the Apudthama Land and Sea Rangers to protect marine turtles nesting on coastal areas managed by the ranger program during 2015.
Containing and reducing the further spread of established Hymenachne at Pormpuraaw through control works and mapping of treated areas.

Gamba Grass (Andropogon gayanus) is a significant weed in Queensland and is a declared pest under Queensland legislation. Cape York NRM provides support to the Injinoo Ranger Base, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council/Apudthama Land & Sea Rangers as part of the

This project will control Sicklepod and Rubber vine in the Palmer River, to stop these introduced plants advancing further along the Palmer River and out into pastures.

This small grant provides resources for control of snake weed and to reseed pasture with suitable grass species on Lakeland distric property.

This project contains and reduces the further spread of established Hymenachne in the Normanby and Annan catchments through control works and mapping of treated areas.

This project is part of a larger program, implementing strategic and coordinated pest management to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.

NPARC/Apudthama Land and Sea Rangers will undertake activities to target predators of turtle nests, eggs and hatchlings. As part of the West Coast Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance, these activities represent part of the on-going efforts to reduce the potential impacts of feral pigs on nesting marine turtles.

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 predation rate will be reduced to a measurable/ amount by conducting a turtle monitoring survey in the turtle season 2017 - August to November under the WCTTA / NTO project .

Weeds, feral pigs, pest fish and fire in and around natural aquatic ecosystems are a major threat to biodiversity.

Weeds, feral animals and fire in and around our aquatic ecosystems are a major threat to biodiversity. This project will address these critical threats across 3 key environmental areas; the upper Normanby Wetlands in the Northern Wet Tropics Word Heritage Area at the headwaters of Rinyirru NP (Salvinia) 2 Normanby Lagoons (feral pigs and cattle) and the Trevethan Creek wildlife corridor adjacent to the NWTWHA (Late season fires, Lantana and Gamba Grass)

This small grant supports the control of Sicklepod on Violetvale Station.

Violet Vale Station contains 1,896 hectares of wetlands that are listed as wetlands of National significance in the Department of Environment’s Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia.

This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting.  The aim of the project is the reduction of pig numbers to a target of 70 percent each year over an area of more than 820,000 hectares.

This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures. The project aims to reduce big numbers to a target of 70% annually over an area of more than 820,000 hectares, and involves control mesures of shooting, trapping and baiting.

This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting.  The aim of the project is to reduce pig numbers to a target of 70 percent each year over an area of more than 820,000 hectares.

This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting.  The aim of the project is the reduction of pig numbers to a target of 70 percent each year over an area of more than 820,000 hectares.

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.
A documentary will be produced with the aim to increase the local community's and broader public's understanding of turtle threat abatement action, through the West Coast Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance.

Status: Closed

This project forms part of a broader pest management program, delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures that invoves shooting, trapping and baiting, to reduce pig numbers by 70 percent each year in an area of more than 820,000 hectares.

This project involved fire, weed and feral animal management using integrated control techniques which complemented each other. The partnerships formed from the project will have lasting benefits for Gummi Junga by combining traditional knowledge with contemporary methods, and also legislative requirements for looking after country.

The project aimed to increase Flatback, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley turtles breeding success through the exchange of conservation information between relevant stakeholders and sufficient pest animal management to protect nests.
This project included the control of weed infestations and the protection of natural beach and dune flora near Chilli Beach as well as the revegetation of the area surrounding the esplanade. The repair of dune degradation from vehicle access was also an integral part of the project.

This small grant will provide resources for control of Sickle Pod on Holroyd Station. 

The purpose of this project was to undertake a targeted aerial cull on pests animals such as pigs around Flatback nesting sites. A further goal was the implementation of an Indigenous ranger NRM training and mentoring program developed and delivered with the NPARC/Apudthama Ranger Program, targetting turtle nesting beaches and including training and monitoring.

As part of their turtle nest protection strategy, the Kowanyama Rangers worked in cooperation with a dedicated on-ground “Feral Control Team” specialising in culling pigs and wild dogs. The FCT acting as part of “Operation Bikki Bikki”

This Rubber Vine Control project has continued to carry out the established efforts to contain the Rubber Vine threat to by the method of spraying the rubber vine on Lukin River on Yarraden Station also carried out in 2014. This project included 20 days of on-ground control works in conjunction with the Rubber Vine Control project contracted to Wunthulpa Aboriginal Land Trust. 

This project ensured the performance of a comprehensive spraying program using Glyphosphate and Conqueror along roads around Portland Roads and Chilli Beach. This project was enacted with assistance from the Cook Shire Council and numerous other organisations.

This project continues the 3 year program which implements strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.

Control Rubber Vine and attempt further containment at the established Lukin River containment area.

This Rubber Vine Control Project is an integral part of a three year program aimed at implementing a strategic and coordinated pest management action plan to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula.

This project is part of a three (3) year program aimed at the implementation of a strategic and coordinated pest management action, plan to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula.

This small grant supports herbicide purchase for the control of Rubber Vine, Sicklepod and Caltrope at Soda Springs.

This project implements strategic and coordinated weed management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York. 

This project delivered strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.

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

This project delivered capacity building and mentoring to the Kuku yu people, within the Temple Bay area, through a Pond Apple survey and control program.

In 2014 Seymour Out Bush completed the Temple Bay Pond Apple Project, with the main objective of the project was capacity building of the participants in the form of training, mentoring and on-ground control work. This included mapping and surveying of Pond Apple, then starting the removal of the surveyed Pond Apple. 

Works focused on controlling six weed species with three Traditional Owner groups within three key environmental areas: the Trevethan Creek wildlife corridor site adjacent to the Northern Wet Tropics World Heritage Area; Aligator Creek, an endangered coastal wetland environment, including weeds of Waymbuurr country in Cooktown; and the Rainforest isolates adjacent to Mt Web National Park

This project documents the aquatic fauna and quantify the water quality of wetlands on Violet Vale Station. These surveys targeted fish, crustaceans and turtles and provides an indication of the inherent biodiversity value of the wetlands and serve as baseline data to monitor future management actions.

18 Apr 2016
The fifth annual Queensland Pest Animal Symposium will be held in Townsville from 7-10 November 2016. The symposium brings together land managers and researchers from across the state to discuss new and existing management tools, decision support, costs and benefits, community initiatives, social issues, resource issues and cutting-edge research. 
18 Aug 2015

Rangers are having fantastic success protecting the nests of nationally endangered olive ridely turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) along beaches managed by the Pormpuraaw Land and Sea program.

21 Dec 2014
In November 2014 Western Cape Turtle Threat Alliance Coordinator Johanna Karam and Apudthama Ranger Dale Motlop joined more than 40 people from across northern Australia for a workshop on wildlife monitoring using motion detection cameras, in Darwin.
21 Dec 2014

The latest cullling operation in Mapoon, saw 135 five feral pigs destroyed.

Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers and the Animal Management officer conducted an aerial pig cull in early October, a great effort by all involved.

The Land and Sea Management Unit carries out four culls annually, and this effort was the first involving local staff.

15 Sep 2014

Have you ever wondered how weeds spread like wildfire, quickly and uncontrollably? Invasive weeds are highly adaptable and compete for resources that support native plants and crop species.  When left uncontrolled weeds can rapidly take over natural and cultivated landscapes.

14 Jul 2014

DID you know you can send specimens of potential, new and emerging weeds to the Queensland Herbarium for free identification?

16 Dec 2013

For two months each year, the Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers daily patrol the 25 kilometres of beach between Janie Creek and Pennyfather Beach, to rid the shoreline of threats to nesting turtles.

Olive Ridley and Flatback turtles nest along this stretch.  Threats to turtle survival range from raids on nests by feral pigs, dogs, goannas, birds and crocodiles.

15 Sep 2013

Cape York’s threatened turtle species are set to benefit from a new alliance, originally formed on western Cape York in 2012.

Three Indigenous councils committed to working together by taking a regional approach to the monitoring and threat management of the Flatback, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles; all three are threatened marine species.

15 Sep 2013

Ghostnets Australia, WCTTAA Councils and Cape York NRM have formed a partneship to support  the group in 2014, with funding committed for coordination, monitoring and data management .

The group (pictured right, with Cape York NRM) formed earlier in the year with the aim of reducing threats to  marine turtle species.

12 Mar 2013

Story by Andrew Hartwig, Landcare

Cape York Peninsula Landcare Inc., supported by Caring for our Country funding,  assisted landholders of the Holroyd Plain High Value Aquatic Ecosystem to protect wetlands with the implementation of onground management actions.

12 Mar 2013

Rangers and land managers across Cape York are in the midst of their annual attack on Gamba Grass, a Class 2 declared pest plant in Queensland.

11 Dec 2012

Control of the invasive water weed, Hymenachne sp. discovered at Keating's Lagoon, has taken five years. 

These days the wetland menace is like a boxer on the ropes, and has been since late 2012.

12 Mar 2012

By Lyndal Scobell

Flatback turtle eggs on the west coast of the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, have an increased chance of hatching after an intense program resulting in the removal of 337 pigs from the area.

05 Oct 2011

The Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program weeds crew has been busy tackling Rubber Vine north of the containment line for the past month, with more than 90 ha of land receiving application of control methods.

05 Oct 2011

As Part of ‘Weed Buster Week’ South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) joined with Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Program (CYWAFAP) staff to assist ten Indigenous Conservation Land Management students with their ‘remote area weed management’ practical course component.