Fact sheet

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NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2021). Mapping critical habitat in Yanyuwa Sea Country. Project 1.12 Information sheet. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.



li-Anthawirriyarra rangers seek to build on existing partnerships with Charles Darwin University (CDU) and James Cook University (JCU) to map the intertidal habitats of the Yanyuwa Indigenous Protected Area and coastal areas connected to it (Sir Edward Pellew Islands region). This area and the marine ecosystem of the southern NT Gulf of Carpentaria is of profound importance to the Yanyuwa and Marra (Limmen region) people. Significant co-funding has been provided by the Mabunji Aboriginal Corporation and DAWE Migratory Species Section. Co-funding from National Environmental Science Program II is being used to conduct mapping at a scale that can comprehensively inform Yanyuwa community decisions that underpin sustainable management and facilitate continued connection with Sea Country. This project leverages existing funding allocated to training, capacity building, community consultation and communication products committed to by the rangers, CDU, JCU, the Australian and the NT Governments.