What Cape York Motorcycles is doing about it
On the 25th October 2008 the directors of CYMCA entered into an agreement with BRICMA (Barron River Catchment Management Association) as part of the Green Corridor Project to plant 10,000 trees on a property adjacent to the Barron River. “The Agreement is an expression of intent to rehabilitate and protect the riparian strip of land adjacent to the Barron River. Another 300 trees were added to the project between 2011 - 2014 through customers choosing the $5 carbon credit.
- To revegetate 1.5ha of Barron river frontage
- To remove weed species from the plot and peripheries
- To install a buffer planting which will mediate negative water quality effects
- To deliver the project in a best practice, cost effective manner
- The landholders would like to revegetate the Barron River frontage and Thomatis Creek Junction to a natural state and commit to the 5 year agreement
- It is our wish to see that this area of the property be re-established as a natural setting for passive uses
- It is our intention to use this area for carbon credit, community appreciation and education
- This area of the property will have beautiful river views and access when it is maintained and re-established, it is our intention to share this aspect with our clientele and community alike.”
10,000 trees have been planted and the surviving leaders now stand over 4m tall, there were a few losses due to hot weather conditions and minimal access to fresh water. We ask for your commitment to this project! A $5 carbon offset will purchase and plant a tree or please take a look at the hyperlink below to see what you can do.
Cape York Peninsula
“The last of the great wild places on earth”
(The Wilderness Society)
Cape York Peninsula is one of the last great wild places on earth. Covering an area nearly as big as the state of Victoria, it has characteristics and features that are of global, regional and national significance in respect of all eight natural heritage criteria, making it one of the last “untouched” tropical wildernesses in the world.
Cape York Peninsula is as important and rare as the Serengeti, the Congo and the Amazon. The vast natural woodlands, tropical rainforests, pristine rivers, uninhabited beaches, and coral reefs and cays are of global and national significance.
For the motorcyclist, Cape York offers every type of terrain you could find in Australia, (with the exception of snow and ice), and presents the rider with an unforgettable Australian remote wilderness adventure. Crocodiles, kangaroos, wild bush pigs, dingoes and native birdlife are all part of the Cape York experience; it really is “Australia in 8 days”!
As a certified Eco Tourism operator, Cape York Motorcycle Adventures has demonstrated that it is committed to maintaining ecologically sustainable tourism; its primary focus is on experiencing the wilderness areas of Cape York Peninsula and fostering environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.
A World Heritage Tropical Wilderness
With an area of around 13.5 million ha, the Cape York Peninsula has, in effect, a continuous cover of tropical, native vegetation ecosystems. This is important for biodiversity conservation.
The Cape York Peninsula contains three globally significant bioclimatic domains, and a wide range of ecosystems that are well represented and relatively undisturbed by modern technology.
The area also contains many outstanding examples of bio-evolution, the record of life. Fossil locations documented throughout the Peninsula hold important evidence of Australia’s Gondwanic heritage.
The pristine streams and rivers of Cape York have been minimally disturbed by the works of human activity and contain a diversity of freshwater fish species which compares internationally with tropical catchments of similar size. The northern rivers have excellent Barramundi, providing both the experience and novice angler with a unique fishing experience.
The Traditional Owners of Cape York hold unique connections to Country and have a depth of ecological knowledge and management expertise vital to its protection. The region exhibits a long and intimate relationship between the Indigenous people and their environment.
The Cape York Peninsula is now a recognized landscape entity of global significance that provides a well defined and valued visitor experience revolving around the ‘wild’ natural landscape.
Eco-Certification – A World First
“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.”
Cape York Motorcyles Adventures is the first motorcycle touring company in the world to achieve Eco-Certification. You can be assured of a quality product with caring operators.