Combating Litter & Illegal Dumping Creatively on Cape York

This project seeks to engage the community about the problem of littering and illegal dumping through the medium of art, information and interactive advertising. Targeting and educating perpetrators of Littering and Illegal Dumping, community members, visitors and general public across Cape York Peninsula through environmental awareness, education, promotion and collaboration, by linking Our Environment, Arts & Culture.

Reducing Predation on Marine Turtle Nests in Western Cape York

As recognised by the creation of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program, Queensland is home to many important feeding and nesting sites of six species of threatened marine turtles.
Issues of threats to nesting turtles posed by predators in western Cape York have been addressed in various forms – beginning with the Cape York Turtle Nest Monitoring Project – since 2006. There have been a range of agencies involved in these activities with varying levels of Indigenous involvement and varying levels of success.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service was establlished in December 1998 as a subsidiary of the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing and is primarily concerned with conservation actions and the maitenance of environmentally protected areas within the state of Queensland. The proteced areas that the Queensland Parks and Widlife Service maintain offer neccessary areas for protecting wildlife and maintaining biodiversity while allowing for reasonable outdoor opportunities for people. 

(former) Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water is a now defunct department of the Queensland Goverment that dealt with fields such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters, native title, catchment management, land and natural resource management, climate change policy and related science, and commercial activities such as forestry or water supply.

Queensland Herbarium

The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants, fungi and algae.

The Queensland Herbarium building at Toowong houses the state’s plant specimen collection of more than 830,000 specimens, representing Queensland’s native and naturalised plant species and 150 years of species discovery.

Queensland’s ecosystems have been surveyed, mapped and classified into 1386 regional ecosystems across the state, and are the subject of ecological research, condition assessment and monitoring.

Queensland Herbarium

The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants, fungi and algae.

The Queensland Herbarium building at Toowong houses the state’s plant specimen collection of more than 830,000 specimens, representing Queensland’s native and naturalised plant species and 150 years of species discovery.

Queensland’s ecosystems have been surveyed, mapped and classified into 1386regional ecosystems across the state, and are the subject of ecological research, condition assessment and monitoring.

Core Operation 2012-2013 Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program

This program ensured the regional NRM body had the capacity to contribute to delivering the State governments NRM and related policy agenda and associated programs. The program also ensured that the organisation's operation is transparent, efficient and effective, with active support from the Board ensuring clear direction and accountability.

Cape York NRM Regional Base Level Investment 2012-2013

This investment aligned with the Caring For Country National Priority areas and ensured the delivery of best practice governance and business processes. The Biodiversity and Natural Icons priority area included delivery towards an increase in native habitat, management of World Heritage areas, reduction of the impact of vertebrate pests and Weeds of National Significance (WONS) and integrated biodiversity targets. Priority areas also included Coastal Environments and Critical Aquatic Habitats and Sustainable Farm Practices.