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Future forests: 300 free trees to giveaway at Cairns ECOfiesta

Future forests: 300 free trees to giveaway at Cairns ECOfiesta

Far North Queensland residents can make their own contribution to greening our future by taking home a free tree from Cairns ECOfiesta courtesy of the Wet Tropics Management Authority. The Wet Tropics of Queensland was inscribed as a World Heritage

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Authority welcomes key appointments

Authority welcomes key appointments

The Wet Tropics Management Authority recently welcomed two new faces to its Planning and Conservation team. Planning and conservation team manager, Tim Wong, arrives in the Wet Tropics from the cooler climes of Canberra, where he was chief executive officer

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State of Wet Tropics report assesses region’s beauty

State of Wet Tropics report assesses region’s beauty

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area’s stunning visual landscape is the subject of the latest State of Wet Tropics Report. The 2016-2017 State of Wet Tropics Report on Natural Beauty and Aesthetic Value of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area was

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Field school held on-country

Field school held on-country

Mandingalbay Yidinji Ancient Indigenous Tours and Savannah Guides joined with the Authority to host the first on-country Wet Tropics Tour Guide Field School at East Trinity Reserve on 16-17 March. The Field School was designed to provide professional development for tour guides in

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Cane growers enlisted in fight against yellow crazy ants

Cane growers enlisted in fight against yellow crazy ants

A series of field sessions held in April will assist local sugarcane growers to protect their crops against the spread of yellow crazy ants. Yellow crazy ants are listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species and have

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Wet Tropics high achievers honoured at Cassowary Awards

Wet Tropics high achievers honoured at Cassowary Awards

High achievers from across the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area were honoured at the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards in Cairns on 10 March. More than 200 members of the Wet Tropics community gathered at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

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Final Cassowary Awards nominees revealed

Final Cassowary Awards nominees revealed

A world-renowned tree-kangaroo expert, a cane farmer and an ecologist who has published more than 600 articles are amongst the final Cassowary Awards nominees announced today. The Wet Tropics Management Authority will host the Cassowary Awards at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural

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2018 'People Country Culture' calendar released

2018 'People Country Culture' calendar released

The Wet Tropics Management Authority in conjunction with Terrain NRM has released the 2018 People Country Culture calendar. The calendar showcases ways in which Rainforest Aboriginal people are actively applying traditional knowledge and cultural practice to manage and protect the Wet Tropics cultural

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Wiseman Road West site declared free of yellow crazy ants

Wiseman Road West site declared free of yellow crazy ants

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has announced the first successful eradication of a yellow crazy ant infestation south of Bentley Park. The 10-hectare infestation of a development site near Wiseman Road West was sparked by the illegal dumping of garden

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JCU: Wet Tropics critical for rock orchid

JCU: Wet Tropics critical for rock orchid

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area may become the last place in Queensland to see a native rock orchid growing in the wild, according to James Cook University research. The genetic study of Australian rock orchids by PhD candidate Lalita

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Water mouse population revealed in Cairns

Water mouse population revealed in Cairns

An elusive vulnerable mouse species has been recorded in Cairns for the first time. The native water mouse Xeromys myoides) was known to occur in mangroves in Darwin, Arnhem Land as well as in Mackay and south to the Queensland

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