The Cape York NRM region (137,000 km2) extends north from the Mitchell River catchment to ‘The Tip’ of Cape York Peninsula. It encompasses diverse landscapes including 16 complete river basins with their systems virtually unmodified (the Annan River being the exception). The region contains 30 broad vegetation groups including 72 different types of rainforest comprising 20% of Australia’s remaining rainforest.Explore our region
The future management of natural resources on Cape York Peninsula will be captured in a new land and water plan to safeguard its natural assets, communities, and livelihoods for the next decade.
More than 5000 turtle nests were monitored along the western Cape York Peninsula during the 2023 turtle season and on average, only 11-12 per cent of them were damaged by predators.
A major fencing project to protect the Muwanta-Walnga Lagoon on Binthi Country has successfully established 2km of protection for approximately 50 hectares of land considered a “place of bounty”.
More than 60 Land and Vegetation assessment surveys across four properties are now complete after a month-long reporting blitz for Cape York NRM’s Landscape Resilience Project.