Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA)
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.
The alliance was formally established in May 2013 following 12 months of regional discussions for the future of turtle management on Cape York. Land and Sea Managers recognised that local coordination led to effective outcomes for turtle conservation and would be further enhanced by regional coordination.
WCTTAA's vision is "to seek to efficiently manage threats to coastal habitats and enhance opportunities for nesting marine turtle populations of the Western Cape". The mission of WCTTAA states they are "a partnership of on ground land and sea owners and managers, formed to set priorities, seek solutions and share knowledge to maximise the use of resources for coastal management on Western Cape York."
They will do this by directing funding into priority areas; undertaking regional coordination of marine turtle work programs; training; data collection and analysis; and recognition and utilisation of local expertise.
Contact the Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Cape York NRM on 1300 132 262.
More information about land and sea manager groups involved in WCTTAA:
- Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers
- Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
- Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council
- Naprunum Aboriginal Shire Council
- Apudthama Rangers, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
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