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Alex Kutt wants to teach people to look at landscapes differently. "When pastoralists look across their country, they see whether there is enough grass and water for the cattle. It doesn’t take much to convince them to do the same for native wildlife." But first they need to know what species are found on their property and the essentials to keeping the wildlife fit and healthy.

The plant and animal species on Cape York Peninsula can show whether the country is healthy for wildlife and being managed sustainably. We place particular value on some of these species because they are rare or threatened in Queensland, Australia, or worldwide, or are only found on the peninsula. Others are important because their presence shows that the special needs they share with a wide range of other species are being met. You will find profiles of 21 Healthy Country Indicator Species for Cape York Peninsula in the guide, along with information on where they live, the habitat features they need, why they are important as indicators, and how to manage your country well for them.

The Rangelands Fire Management project commenced in October 2006, when contract arrangements were finalised and initial funding allocations received. This project report covers the reporting period from July 2006 to July 2007. Funding was only made available for the last 9 months of this period.

As part of a larger project to determine “the production and biodiversity costs and benefits of woodland thickening and mechanical thinning in the Qld Desert Uplands”, data were gathered from four properties around Torrens Creek and Prairie in Flinders Shire, north-west Qld.

A thorough reassessment of the conservation status of plants on Cape York Peninsula

Landsberg J. and Clarkson J.R. (2004) Threatened plants of Cape York Peninsula: A report to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage . Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency.

Australia is home to some of the most venomous snakes in the world.

A wealth of information on the mammals of Northern Queensland.

Golden-shouldered Parrot

Golden-shouldered parrot: they use termite mounds as nests