One in a Thousand documentary to screen in Cairns

A documentary which showcases the work of western Cape York’s Indigenous rangers who work to conserve threatened sea turtle populations will screen in Cairns on Wednesday 29 November.
Funded by the Australian and Queensland Government’s Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program, One in a Thousand – Western Cape York Rangers uniting to save sea turtles was made to promote the work of Indigenous rangers involved in the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA).
Rangers from Northern Peninsula Area/ Apudthama, Mapoon, Nanum Wungthim (Napra

Support for targeted vertebrate pest program-Mapoon at Skardon Beach

This project is important to lower the predation rate of >90% by feral pigs and to protect against turtle nest predation/turtle eggs/hatchlings on Skardon Beach- Mapoon. The predation rate will be reduced to a measurable/ amount by conducting a turtle monitoring survey in the turtle season 2017 - August to November under the WCTTA / NTO project . The long term risk of doing nothing is not an option – we will lose this important turtle nesting beach to 100% predation

Western Cape York Alliance make nesting safer for endangered turtles

Western Cape York’s endangered and vulnerable sea turtles now have safer nesting sites, thanks to an innovative collaboration between local Indigenous ranger groups.

In its first three years of operation, The Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) has significantly reduced predation of turtles on the western Cape coast.

The region is Queensland’s only nesting site for the endangered Olive Ridley turtle, and is an important nesting area for the vulnerable Flatback and Hawksbill turtles.

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.

Fears that Hawksbill turtle populations are in decline

The Apudthama Rangers, leading scientists and the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance are concerned there is a dramatic decrease in nesting sites of the Hawksbill Turtle, at one of the key rockeries, Milman Islet.

Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance coordinator, Johanna Karam, talks to ABC Far North.