Piper Islands National Park

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Piper Islands National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Piper Islands National Park is located in Queensland
Piper Islands National Park
Piper Islands National Park
Coordinates 12°13′10″S 143°15′49″E / 12.21944°S 143.26361°E / -12.21944; 143.26361Coordinates: 12°13′10″S 143°15′49″E / 12.21944°S 143.26361°E / -12.21944; 143.26361
Established 1989
Area 70,000 m2 (17 acres)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Piper Islands National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland
Pied imperial pigeon perched on a branch
The islands are an important breeding site for pied imperial pigeons

The Piper Islands National Park is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia. It lies 1977 km northwest of Brisbane. It comprises four small islands lying on the inner northern Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Temple Bay, between Cape Grenville and Fair Cape.[1]


The islands have been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because they have supported over 1% of the world populations of pied imperial pigeons (with up to 4000 nests) and black noddies (up to 7500 nests).[2]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Piper Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2011.
  2. ^ "IBA: Piper Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

External links

  • Piper Islands National Park - State of Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

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