APN Cape York is an organisation established for, and owned by, the community of Aurukun, representing families from the Watson River south to the Kendall River.
The turtle monitoring trips provided the ranger crew with training in doing surveys of sea turtle nests that have been disturbed or dug up by other animals that want to eat the eggs.
In the past, this type of work has been done from planes flying over the beaches with someone recording what they see from the air. This time though, the rangers were able to survey the nests much closer than the plane can fly, so the rangers surveys can confirm whether what the biologists in the plane saw, is the same as what the rangers see on the ground. Because it’s surveys done on the ground, it’s called “ground-truthing”.
APN Cape York was recently featured in the Weekend Australia for it's work on Country with a particular focus on our cattle program.
Over three days Micheal spent the time at the APN muster camp gaining a valuable insight into what APN is doing for our homelands and about building opportunties for our people. The fully story can be read here or view the great series of photographs taken by Cairns photograher Brian Cassey.
Yuk Maak is an APN Cape York community newsletter informing the Wik community of caring for country issues and activities.
The publication encourages Aurukun community members to participate in its creation through submitting stories, promoting community activities or in any other way community members consider appropriate.