Located at the northeastern tip of Australia, Cape York Peninsula is an exceptional tropical wilderness. In the center of the peninsula is Piccaninny Plains, a region of global significance for conservation. This area contains several diverse ecosystems and serves as a vital corridor connecting the peninsula's east and west coasts. Endemic species such as the palm cockatoo, trumpet manucode, yellow-billed kingfisher, magnificent riflebird, spotted cuscus and the white-streaked honeyeater are found here.
Much of Cape York Peninsula and its wildlife are under severe threat from feral animals, invasive weeds and wildfires. As a result, many species' populations are in decline and ecosystems are deteriorating.