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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program—ranger locations



Host organisation
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

The Mapoon rangers deliver environmental and cultural protection activities, with recent achievements including:

  • intensive turtle research which seeks to enhance breeding and survival of a number of turtle species, including the endangered Olive Ridley turtle
  • seagrass monitoring at least twice yearly, with data submitted to Seagrass-Watch HQ
  • data collection carried out on dugongs, dolphins and crocodiles and continuation of a shorebird monitoring program
  • recording and management of important cultural sites
  • removal of ghost nets along 80km of Gulf coastline
  • a Junior Ranger program, which is well attended by the children at Mapoon
  • biannual assessment of nine priority wetlands. Water quality testing also occurs biannually for four river systems
  • culling of approximately 500 feral pigs to support an increase in the the hatchling success of Flatback and Olive Ridley turtle nests
  • monthly sea country patrols to monitor for illegal activities.


Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
(07) 4082 5202
PO Box 213, Weipa QLD 4874
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Last updated
19 December 2019
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