Healthy Country Indicator Species for Cape York Peninsula
by Gabriel Crowley, Taegan Calnan, Wendy Seabrook and Riikka
published by the Tropical Savannas CRC
Cape York Peninsula Landcare and the Tropical Savannas CRC
have produced a new guide for land managers to improve the
knowledge of biodiversity of this unique region. The booklet was
written specifically for managers of pastoral properties, but the
information has wider applications.
The guide contains profiles of 21 species that are found in the
different habitats on the peninsula, and have a wide range of
habitat requirements. It includes a range of threatened and secure
plants and animal species. Each species profile is on a separate
card, collected into a ring binder that is small enough to live in
the glove box of the station ute. Durable, waterproof materials
were used so that the booklet can be taken into the field.
As well as the information on individual species, the
introduction explains the principles of best practice land
management in simple terms.
Hardcopies are free to Cape York residents; $10 for others.
They are available from Cape York Peninsula Landcare Program,
Cooktown, and the TS–CRC.
You can download PDFs of species profiles and other sections of
the booklet here.