Indigenous Communities

and the Environment

Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area

Declared Indigenous Protected Areas in Queensland

 

Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area

Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area

Picture a place where ancient rainforest nestles between soaring coastal mountains, a place where enormous green valleys lead you down to a stunning coastline and sea brimming with plant and animal life. Welcome to Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area.

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Guanaba Indigenous Protected Area

Guanaba Indigenous Protected Area

At the foot of Mount Tamborine near the Queensland-New South Wales border, the 100 hectares of Guanaba features dense rainforest and vine thickets, eucalypt woodlands and picturesque creeks.

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Kaanju Ngaachi Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers Indigenous Protected Area

Kaanju Ngaachi Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers Indigenous Protected Area

Kaanju Ngaachi Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers stretches across nearly 2,000 square kilometres of wet tropical forest and sand ridge country between Lockhart River, Coen and Weipa on Cape York. The Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation manages the area and it is a place of significant social, cultural, spiritual, historical and economic value for its traditional owners.

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Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area

Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area

Straddling the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas in north Queensland, Mandingalbay Yidinji country lies just east of Cairns across Trinity Inlet and includes a great diversity of environments – marine areas, mangroves, freshwater wetlands, rainforest clad mountains, coastal plains, beaches, reefs and islands.

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Warul Kawa Indigenous Protected Area

Warul Kawa Indigenous Protected Area

The small tropical island of Warul Kawa lies off Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. Also known as Deliverance Island, the uninhabited sand cay is of spiritual and cultural significance to the Indigenous Western Island communities.

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