Annan River National Park

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Annan River National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Annan River National Park is located in Queensland
Annan River National Park
Annan River National Park
Nearest town or city Cooktown
Coordinates 15°33′29″S 145°12′52″E / 15.55806°S 145.21444°E / -15.55806; 145.21444Coordinates: 15°33′29″S 145°12′52″E / 15.55806°S 145.21444°E / -15.55806; 145.21444
Established 2006
Area 86.9 km2 (33.6 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Annan River National Park (also known as Yuku Baja-Mulika) is a national park on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia.[1] The Annan River from which the park gets its name, marks the northern and western extent of the park. To the east of the park is Walker Bay in the Coral Sea. The park was gazetted in 2006.

It was created to preserve the diversity of lowland vegetation types in the area. These include marine wetlands, eucalypt woodlands and the semi-evergreen vine thickets of the Dowling Range.[2] It also protects places and species of cultural significance to the tradition owners.[2]

Geography

The 8,690 hectares (21,500 acres) park includes several peaks such as Mount Ellen, Mount Mcintosh, Dowlings Hills and Camp Hill. It is bisected by the Mulligan Highway. Annan River National Park lies within the Cape York Peninsula and Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregions.[3]

Management

The park is jointly managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Yuku Baja-Muliku Land Trust.[2]

Environment

There are three wetland areas in the park, covering a 5.6 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi) or 6.5% of the park's area.[3]

The park provides habitat for the Bennett's tree-kangaroo. The red-tailed Burdekin plum is a fruit-bearing tree of cultural significance.

Facilities

The park has no facilities.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Annan River (Yuku Baja-Mulika) National Park (entry 44179)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Annan River (Yuku Baja-Muliku) National Park Management Statement 2013". Management plans and strategies. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Annan River (Yuku Baja-Muliku) National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Annan River National Park". Find a park or forest. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
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