Sullivan, Rachel
June 2008
Ecos;Jun/Jul2008, Issue 143, p11
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The article elaborates the efforts undertaken by the Indigenous Environment Foundation (IEF), a philanthropically funded advocacy group, to preserve and protect the wildlife of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. It is one of the last truly wild places on Earth filled with rainforests, wetlands, pristine rivers, savannah grasslands and immense biodiversity. It is also on the top list of environmentalists geared for preservation and protection for future generation to enjoy. It is also the home of 10 000 aboriginal people, who live in 16 communities spreading throughout the Cape. But the area is threatened with the widespread feral infestation of weeds, and feral pigs that prey on the eggs of endangered turtles. To effectively address the need, IEF was formed.


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