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2017 Cassowary Awards now open

2017 Cassowary Awards now open

The Wet Tropics Management Authority Board is proud to announce the launch of the prestigious Cassowary Awards with nominations now open until 8 September 2017. Since 1999 the Cassowary Awards have acknowledged and celebrated deserving community members, groups, organisations and

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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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24 July - The taskforce battle continues on Yellow crazy ants

24 July - The taskforce battle continues on Yellow crazy ants

A large environmental taskforce was deployed to participate in hand-treating yellow crazy ant infestations along creek systems through Cairns southern suburbs of Edmonton and Bentley Park, and into the adjacent foothills of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The treatment of

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