Contributions to the Cape York NRM Healthy Country Newsletter are welcome

Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.

The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.

Recycled art activities coming to Weipa

Students from Mapoon and Western Cape College will learn about environmental management through the creation of art works from recycled rubbish and will exhibit their work at the upcoming Weipa Fishing Classic.

The Cape Create Crew, is an initiative of Cape York Natural Resource Management and UMI Arts, through the Combating Litter & Illegal Dumping Creatively on Cape York Project.

Cape Create - Transforming Trash LitterED Environmental Arts Project

Cape Create – Transforming Trash LitterEd Environmental Arts project will create art works and sculptures using recycled rubbish in an educational awareness program designed for major events and schools in areas where illegal dumping or littering are particularly evident on Cape York. Once this Program is designed and implemented we envision that it can be rolled out in other regions.

Land Management Strategies for Key habitats for the White Bellied sub-species of the Crimson Finch and the northern sub-species of the Star Finch in the Kowanyama Region.

The White Bellied sub-species of the Crimson Finch, Neochmia phaeton evangelinae, and the northern sub-species of the Star Finch, Noechnia ruficauda clarescens have been declining in the Kowanyama region over the last 10 years.
There is a Threatened Species Recovery Plan for these two species.

Traditional Owners and community working together to protect endangered wetlands

Weeds, feral pigs, pest fish and fire in and around natural aquatic ecosystems are a major threat to biodiversity. This project will address these critical threats across 4 key environmental areas; the Trevethan Creek wildlife corridor adjacent to the Northern Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (Fire, Lantana and Gamba); Alligator Creek an endangered coastal wetland in Cooktown (Mother in laws tongue, Pond Apple) and the upper Normanby Wetlands in the WTWHA at the headwaters of Rinyirru NP (Salvinia and pest fish) and Keatings Lagoon (feral pigs).