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Welcome to our September newsletter

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Welcome to our new look enews. This new format enables our subscribers to readily access articles of interest. With a more streamlined enews you have up-to-date information at your fingertips, keeping you abreast of the latest news and events in the Wet Tropics!

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Andrew Maclean,
Executive Director

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Andrew Maclean, Executive Director, Wet Tropics Management Authority Photographer: Wet Tropics Images
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Yellow crazy ant eradication to go ahead

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Yellow crazy ant Photographer: Deb Pople
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Yellow crazy ant infestations in the Wet Tropics may become history with a successful funding bid from the Australian Government
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Small grant funds Bana Yarralji interpretive sign

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Andrew Maclean and Marilyn Wallace inspect the new interpretive sign Photographer: Wet Tropics Images
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Insect photography winners announced

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Emperor Gum Moth by Mandy Coxon Photographer: Mandy Coxon
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Wet Tropics wins National Landscape Award

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Wet Tropics National Landscape: Hinchinbrook Island view to Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Photographer: Steven Nowakowski
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Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area declared

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Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area signatories Photographer: Bruce Rampton QPWS
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Woobadda Creek bridge gets permit approval

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Woobadda Creek crossing Photographer: Wet Tropics Images
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Community forums gain valuable insight into World Heritage issues

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Malanda community forum Photographer: Wet Tropics Images
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Successful Wet Tropics grants

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Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal toxic plant preparation Photographer: Steven Nowakowski
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Celebration for successful grant recipients

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Tablelands Yidinji celebrate native title determination
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Student research grants announced

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David Tng with Purple Kauri
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Grant to support quality tourism experience

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Skyrail boardwalk with tour guide Photographer: Skyrail
divider A T-QUAL grant of $66,000 will boost the Authority's commitment to quality tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics
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Daintree lowland protected through covenant

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L-R Wet Tropics executive director Andrew Maclean, Sigrid Heise-Pavlov, Peter Pavlov, Lucy Karger and Bruce Jennison celebrate the covenant Photographer: Wet Tropics Images
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Guides go back stage to Banks' collection

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Tour guides visit to ATH Photographer: Wet Tropics Images/Marcus Brady
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World Indigenous Network conference a WIN!

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The Wanyurr-Majay people and Wet Tropics staff members Zoe Andolfatto and Nigel Hedgcock at the WIN conference 2013
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In this edition

Yellow crazy ant eradication to go ahead
Small grant funds Bana Yarralji interpretive sign
Insect photography winners announced
Wet Tropics wins National Landscape Award
Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area declared
Woobadda Creek bridge gets permit approval
Community forums gain valuable insight into World Heritage issues
Successful Wet Tropics grants
Celebration for successful grant recipients
Student research grants announced
Grant to support quality tourism experience
Daintree lowland protected through covenant
Guides go back stage to Banks' collection
World Indigenous Network conference a WIN!
Cassowary Award Nominations extended
Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional
Welsh GIS students visit Wet Tropics
Final Community Development Plan signed off
Declaration of Eastern Kuku YaIanji Indigenous Protected Area
Women of the Wet Tropics help those in need
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Cassowary Award Nominations extended

The closing date for Cassowary Award nominations has been extended to 31 October 2013.
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Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional

The Australian Committe for the IUCN has published a book based on the World Heritage symposium held in Cairn last year.
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Welsh GIS students visit Wet Tropics

Wet Tropics Management Authority trains Welsh GIS students
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Final Community Development Plan signed off

The implementation of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Land Use Agreement is one step closer after the signing of the Kaba Gada (Cow Bay) Community Development Plan.
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Declaration of Eastern Kuku YaIanji Indigenous Protected Area

Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area was declared at Shipton's Flat
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Women of the Wet Tropics help those in need

Staff raised $175 to help people in poverty stricken countries as part of International Women's Day
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