Lama Lama National Park

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Lama Lama National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Lama Lama National Park is located in Queensland
Lama Lama National Park
Lama Lama National Park
Nearest town or cityCoen
Coordinates14°25′08″S 143°41′05″E / 14.41889°S 143.68472°E / -14.41889; 143.68472Coordinates: 14°25′08″S 143°41′05″E / 14.41889°S 143.68472°E / -14.41889; 143.68472
Established2008
Area355.6 km2 (137.3 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteLama Lama National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Lama Lama National Park is a national park on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia. The name comes from the Lama Lama people who are the traditional owners of the land; the park protects coastal plains, beach ridges and sandy hills of the Annie River water catchment.[1] The river marks the southern border of the park.[2]

Lama Lama National Park was the first national park in Queensland to be jointly managed between the traditional owners and the Government of Queensland.[1] A signing ceremony marking the creation of the new national park was held at Coen on 10 July 2008,[3] it contains an important plant species Eucalyptus tetrodonta also known as Darwin stringybark. It also protects the habitat of the critically endangered Red goshawk.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lama Lama National Park is located about 70 km south east of Coen in the locality of Yarraden in the Shire of Cook; the eastern edge of the park fronts Princess Charlotte Bay and Lakefield National Park. The park contains two restricted areas; these are known as Allngna Wungku Living Area and Goose Swamp and Bull Swamp Area. Lama Lama National Park contains around 39 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands which occupy 5% of the park;[4] the two properties which formed the park were known as Running Creek and Lilyvale.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lama Lama National Park (CYPAL)". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Cape York land agreement results in Qld's first Aboriginal national park". The Wilderness Society Australia. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land)". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 27 August 2014.

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