All of above photos have been taken on the SIWR, courtesy of Peter Taylor.
How YOU can help...
Sign our petition to STOP mining on Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) was acquired as part of the National Reserve System Programme for the purpose of nature conservation with the assistance of the Australian Government.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is being threatened by strip mining. Cape Alumina Pty Ltd has lodged mining lease applications which include approximately 12,300 ha of the Reserve. Cape Alumina company documents indicate an intention to mine 50 plus million tons over a 10 year period commencing 2010. The greater part of this mine is on SIWR
The proposed area for mining on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve contains the head waters of irreplaceable waterways and unique biodiversity which will not recover after mining operations are finished.
Help Us Collect Signatures
If you would like to help further in Saving the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, we can send you a petition pack.
Please contact us on (07) 5436 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Save Steve's Place Video
All footage is taken on Cape York and is representative of the Wenlock area in the vicinity of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
Location in Australia
Location in Cape York