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Wet Tropics' future bright as Young Cassowary Award nominees announced

Wet Tropics' future bright as Young Cassowary Award nominees announced

The Wet Tropics' brightest young achievers and their mentors were acknowledged today with the announcement of nominees in two Cassowary Awards categories. On 10 March the Wet Tropics Management Authority's Cassowary Awards will celebrate the numerous outstanding local contributions towards

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Collaboration crucial for Cassowary Awards nominees: former recipient

Collaboration crucial for Cassowary Awards nominees: former recipient

A snake handler, an environmental scientist and a Yirrganydji and Djabugay Traditional Owner are just some of the outstanding locals in line for this year’s Community Champions Cassowary Award. On 10 March the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards celebrate

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2nd February

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2nd February

The Wet Tropics bioregion is home to a range of wetlands, from towering paperbark melaleuca) swamps and scrubby whipstick melaleuca swamps to wet sedgelands and grasslands. Wetlands habitats—including this region’s ubiquitous mangrove swamps—play an important role in the natural environment,

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Date set for Cassowary Awards

Date set for Cassowary Awards

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s rescheduled Cassowary Awards will be held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park on Saturday 10 March 2018. The Awards were postponed last year following the announcement of the November 25 Queensland state election. Wet Tropics Management

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Be Cass-o-wary this Christmas

Be Cass-o-wary this Christmas

Motorists are reminded to slow down and watch out for cassowary dads and their chicks when driving in tropical north Queensland during the festive season. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said at this time of year male cassowaries were teaching their

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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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Snap the Tropics winners honoured

Snap the Tropics winners honoured

In August 2017, local photographers were invited to submit photos which showcase the splendour of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and what it means to them. The Snap the Tropics competition attracted more than 150 entries from local photographers across the

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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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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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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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Tjapukai named as Cassowary Awards Gold Sponsor

Tjapukai named as Cassowary Awards Gold Sponsor

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park has thrown its support behind the 2017 Wet Tropics Management Authority's Cassowary Awards with its commitment as Gold Sponsor. Tjapukai will host the gala ceremony on Saturday 25 November, where nominees and recipients across eight categories will

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