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Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam Fish Habitat Area (A)

Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam, Australia


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Cape Palmerston is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 748 km northwest of Brisbane. It contains a land area of 7160 ha and has 28 km of coastline on each side of the Cape Palmerston—named by Captain James Cook in 1770 after Viscount Palmerston, a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. Within the park is the 344 m Mount Funnel.

The park contains mangrove trees, dunes, woodlands, grass, and wetlands. It is home to the threatened water mouse species, and hosts numerous birds. Access is by four-wheel drive vehicle.

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  • WDPA ID315030
  • NameCape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Original NameCape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Country / TerritoryAUS
  • Sub locationAU-QLD
  • IUCN CategoryVIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationFish Habitat Area (A)
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1986
  • Reported Area km2159.64
  • Marinetrue
  • Reported Marine Area km2159.64
  • No TakeNot Reported
  • No Take Area km20.0
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityQueensland - Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPIF)
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DeSEWPC) (2010)

Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (2010) Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database 2010. Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.
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The boundaries and names shown, and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.


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