Territory Natural Resource Management supported the Waanyi Garawa Ranger Group with a grant to conduct a feral animal survey on the Waanyi Garawa Land Trust. The Northern Territory Local Government Association sponsored and supported the project and Steve Eldridge, a feral animal scientist is assisting traditional owners to develop a feral animal management plan for the area. This project introduced the rangers to standard aerial survey methods which are in important tool for developing feral animal management programs over large areas that are hard to get to.
Gangalidda country covers a coastal mainland region from Massacre Inlet to the Leichhardt River north east of Burketown on the Gulf of Carpentaria. The most important terrain feature of this coastal region is the undulating coastal plains that slopes gently towards the warm shallow seas of the Gulf. These plains also feature salt pans fronted by densely vegetated beach ridges which are carved with a remarkable number of steams and rivers.
At least 7000ha of country in north-west Queensland will be treated to prevent the spread of Mesquite, a Weed of National Significance. Six key areas and numerous outlier infestations will be targeted by the project, which will protect biodiversity in the Mitchell Grass Downs and Gulf Plains bioregion. Up to 50 landholders will be involved. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 21 February 2012)
People involved: Southern Gulf Catchments Ltd.
The public awareness and monitoring activities of the successful Shorebirds 2020 program will be expanded to include the third largest shorebird aggregation in Australia, located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, by training local Indigenous communities in shorebird monitoring. (Text from: Caring for our Country funding - accessed 16 February 2012)
People involved: Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (Birds Australia)
Bauer, F.H. (1959). Historical Survey of Part of Northern Australia: Part 1 Introduction and Eastern Gulf Region. CSIRO Divisional Report No 59/2. CSIRO, Canberra. Reproduced by Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, October 2007.
This report is a description of the Queensland Gulf region between the mouth of the Mitchell River, Croydon, Julia Creek, Kamileroi, Lawn Hill, and Woologorang.