CAPE YORK PENINSULA
The Cape York Peninsula, in Australia’s far north, supports heathlands, dune vegetation, savannah, rainforest, wetlands, and mangrove vegetation.
A third of Australia’s mammal species and half of the bird species are found in the Cape.
But little is known about the region’s biodiversity or the impacts of climate change, land clearing, changed fire regimes, introduced predators, invasive plants and animals, and disease.
People For Wildlife has partnered with Louis Vuitton and the Apudthama Land Trust in the Cape to deliver conservation work across one million acres of Aboriginal freehold land. The Land Trust represents the Angkamuthi, Atampaya, and Gudang-Yadhakenu people.
The five-year project involves establishing a network of monitoring survey sites to help determine trends in biodiversity health.
In addition weed and feral animal control will also be implemented, and fire management that supports and builds on the work of the Apudthama Land and Sea Rangers.