This pathway presents actions for gathering information, prioritising threatened species and targeting hotspots in conservation efforts. This will require a coordinated and cross-sector approach for landscape-scale conservation of species and habitats, including sea turtles and mammals. The work will include long-term monitoring and systematic surveys of species and ecosystems.
How was it identified
Cape York has several hundred threatened species listed on state, national and international lists. This issue is voiced through the engagement work over several years on Cape York, including engagement with western Cape York communities through the delivery of the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance. Cape York NRM staff also have expertise in conservation issues, understanding impacts to threatened species and have analysed threatened species records over several years.