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.

Explanations for best practice management programs for:

  • moderate grazing and spelling
  • maintaining ground cover
  • fencing key habitats
  • guides to identifying animals, plants and their habitats


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