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Yellow crazy ant team heads back to school

Yellow crazy ant team heads back to school

The Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program recently visited Woree and Gordonvale State High Schools to deliver senior biology classes on yellow crazy ants. Students learned about the threats yellow crazy ants pose to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, as

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Wet Tropics eNews: November 2017

Wet Tropics eNews: November 2017

Read about the latest from across the Wet Tropics in the November 2017 edition of Wet Tropics eNews. Subscribe here to receive it straight to your inbox

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Snap the Tropics Winners Announced

Snap the Tropics Winners Announced

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is pleased to announce its Snap the Tropics photograph competition winners. The competition attracted more than 150 entries from local photographers across the Wet Tropics region, featuring everything from creek and waterfall scenes to cassowary

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2017 Cassowary Awards postponed

2017 Cassowary Awards postponed

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has postponed the 2017 Cassowary Awards.  The Awards were originally scheduled for Saturday 25 November, which was since confirmed as an important date for all Queenslanders—the State elections. Following advice under the Queensland Government Caretaker

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Rainforest Aboriginal Grants deadline extended

Rainforest Aboriginal Grants deadline extended

The deadline for expressions of interest for Rainforest Aboriginal Grants has been extended until Friday 10 November. The Wet Tropics Management Authority and Terrain Natural Resource Management opened a second round of the grants of up to $15,000 in early October.

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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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Russett Park monitoring shows yellow crazy ants in decline

Russett Park monitoring shows yellow crazy ants in decline

The Authority's Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication team joined forces with the Kuranda Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce to survey the eastern boundary of the Russett Park infestation on Saturday 14 October. The team joined with 13 volunteers to place a series of

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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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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 10ha site near Gordonvale, south of Cairns city, shows a significant reduction in yellow crazy ant

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Celebrating World Cassowary Day

Celebrating World Cassowary Day

The Wet Tropics Management Authority 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 to

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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

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is delighted to announce a call for entries for their “Snap the Tropics” photography competition. WTMA Chair, Leslie Shirreffs said, “This competition is an opportunity for the Wet Tropics community to showcase the splendour of

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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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