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Rainforest Aboriginal grants now open

Rainforest Aboriginal grants now open

The Wet Tropics Management Authority the Authority) and Terrain Natural Resource Management Terrain) have opened a second round of Rainforest Aboriginal Grants of up to $15,000. The grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 aim to assist Traditional Owner groups in

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Mount Peter Yellow crazy ant eradication on track

Mount Peter Yellow crazy ant eradication on track

Initial survey data from the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program at Mount Peter has shown promising results. Data collected at the 10 hectare site near Gordonvale, south of Cairns city, shows a significant reduction in yellow

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WTMA celebrates World Cassowary Day

WTMA celebrates World Cassowary Day

The Wet Tropics Management Authority WTMA) celebrated World Cassowary Day with a crowd of thousands at Fogarty Park in Cairns on Sunday 24 September. Since its inception in 2014, World Cassowary Day has recognised the conservation efforts of people working

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Cassowary Awards now closed.

Cassowary Awards now closed.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards has been recognising the exceptional contributions to World Heritage Area management within our communities since 1999. Selected individuals and groups are recognised in a gala ceremony each year.  The Wet Tropics Management Authority

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2017 Cassowary Awards nominations closed 8 September

2017 Cassowary Awards nominations closed 8 September

Nominations for local heroes for the 2017 Cassowary Awards have now closed. The awards acknowledge and celebrate deserving community members, groups, organisations and schools for their outstanding contributions to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Executive Director of the Wet Tropics

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Snap the Tropics Photo Competition

Snap the Tropics Photo Competition

WTMA Chair, Leslie Shirreffs said, “This competition is an opportunity for the Wet Tropics community to showcase the splendour of the tropical rainforest and what it means to them – to share why they choose to live in this unique

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2/8/17             Yellow crazy ant taskforce success

2/8/17 Yellow crazy ant taskforce success

The taskforce successfully treated 125 hectares in the known infestation areas. Executive Director Scott Buchanan said riparian treatments complement the aerial treatments and on ground treatment of residential areas. The aerial treatments were completed this week covers farm lands and

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