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Golden Shoulders to the Wheel

Cape York NRM and Northern Gulf Resource Management Group are inviting eligible Cape York and Northern Gulf organisations, groups or individuals to submit an Expression of Interest for funding to help protect the endangered golden-shouldered parrot.

Golden-shouldered parrots are rare, beautiful and under threat—it’s estimated there are under 3000 left in the wild, living in two small pockets of the Northern Gulf and Cape York regions said Cape York Fire and Biodiversity Manager Kerri Woodcock.

‘This funding will support projects which improve the trajectory of this species. Projects need to align with the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships, and Draft Golden-Shouldered Parrot Recovery Plan objectives, such as increasing scientific, local and cultural knowledge of golden-shouldered parrots, and restoring and maintaining nesting and early wet season habitat.’

Cape York NRM and Northern Gulf Resource Management Group are partnering on the five-year Australian government-funded Regional Land Partnerships Biodiversity Bright Spots Woodlands project which aims to improve the trajectory of the golden-shouldered parrot through a range of initiatives including investment in community delivery partners.

‘We are very excited to see what projects are proposed through the EOI process,’ Kerri explained.

‘We welcome the opportunity to invest in community delivery partners, to ensure funding is distributed across the regions, and that locals, who know their area best, are supported to help save this iconic species from extinction.’

EOI forms are available at capeyorknrm.com.au and northerngulf.com.au. Applications close 7 February 2020.

For more information, please contact Cape York NRM on 1300 132 262 or Northern Gulf RMG on 4092 1088.

This project is supported by Cape York NRM and Northern Gulf Resource Management Group through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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