Roberts, C., 2012. Indigenous Knowledge in Water Planning, Management and Policy - Cape York Peninsula, Qld. Case Studies. NAILSMA Knowledge Series 010/2012. ISBN: 978-0-9808524-8-6 online
Following the implementation of the Western Arnhem Land Fire Project, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation in Conjunction with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) has been investigating the opportunity for a similar initiative on Cape York.
Under this project an Aboriginal ranger team and coordinator undertake enviornmental and cultural activities on Yuku-Baja-Muliku lands at Archer Point, Cooktown, Queensland.
Activites include on-ground management, cultural heritage mapping, heritage site management, and assisting key government agencies to better negotiate, develop and implement culturally appropriate (and informed) management plans and practices for existing (and new) protected areas in Yuku-Baja-Muliku country.
The Western Cape York Peninsula beaches of North Queensland are the home of a nationally listed important wetland as well as 18 threatened species and 75 listed marine species, such as the Flat Back, Green, Olive Ridley, and Hawksbill marine turtles.
In 1989, a Deed of Grant of Land in Trust covering 1,839 square kilometres was handed back to the Mapoon people by the Queensland Government.