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01 Jul 2018



Caring for cassowary, littoral rainforest and coastal vine thicket and ant plant country in Cape York

Project summary

This project seeks to improve the knowledge and trajectory of two threatened species and one threatened ecological community on Cape York; all found within moist forest areas on the eastern Cape. 

  •     Littoral Rainforest and Coastal Vine Thickets (Endangered)
  •     Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii)  
  •     Ant Plant (Myremecodia beccarii)

A combination of targeted research surveys and a community education and awareness campaign will be used to increase knowledge around the distribution and potential threats to Cape York populations.

Land managers will be supported to implement targeted threat mitigation strategies to improve the condition and extent of Littoral Rainforest communities and priority habitat for the Southern Cassowary on Cape York.

Report threatened species sightings

See “data and resources” tab below for identification guides.

This project is supported by Cape York NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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