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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program—ranger locations



Host organisation
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

The Mapoon land and sea rangers manage 80 km of coastline and three major river catchments in Western Cape York, delivering environmental and cultural protection activities including:

  • Intensive monitoring of turtle nests to enhance the survival of species including the endangered Olive Ridley turtle
  • Culling of feral pigs to support an increase in the hatchling success of Flatback and Olive Ridley turtle nests
  • Biosecurity work including pest plant, marine debris and animal health survey
  • Protection of little tern colonies including through the installation of signage and exclusion fencing
  • Recording and management of important cultural sites
  • Removal of ghost nets along the coastline
  • Biannual assessment of nine priority wetlands and water quality testing in four river systems
  • Monthly sea country patrols to monitor for illegal activities
  • Treatment of priority weeds including gamba, sicklepod and caltrop
  • Junior ranger activities in partnership with Western Cape College


Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
(07) 4082 5202
PO Box 213, Weipa QLD 4874
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Last updated
11 September 2021
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