A serene peninsula in Northern Australia, Cape York is one of the most culturally enriching parts of the continent. For example, did you know that the first known contact between Europeans and Aborigines happened on Cape York land? As well, some of the world’s most extensive and ancient Aboriginal rock painting galleries can be found near the town of Laura—a tiny community with a population of just over 100 residents. Much of Cape York’s land is used for grazing cattle, but unfortunately, this, along with the introduction of invasive species such as cane toads, have put the land at risk. The “Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy” was created just over 10 years ago to preserve and protect this historical piece of Australia.
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