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April 2017 edition

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Wet Tropics Management Authority's Executive Director says it's been a busy start to 2017.
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'Drop crocs' capture the imagination at Science in the Pub

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Giant 'drop crocs' and a 400-kilogram 'Demon Duck of Doom' may have been the weirdest animals to ever roam the Australian outback famed palaeontologist Mike Archer says.
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Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

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divider The plight of some of Australia's rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world's oldest rainforest.
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Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

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divider Indigenous rangers have led a series of workshops in far north Queensland aimed at creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples caring for country in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
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Yellow crazy ants discovered at new site in Cairns

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divider Authorities are working to contain a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants discovered in a south Cairns suburb.
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Advisory committees to inform Wet Tropics board

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divider Leading experts and industry leaders will play a critical role in protecting one of tropical north Queensland's most valuable natural resources.
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Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

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divider A vigorous tree planting session held in March is set to create a critical ecological corridor for Wet Tropics wildlife, linking the tropical coast near Mission Beach to the Atherton Tablelands.
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Major local project brings hundreds of ideas together

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divider More than 500 reef water quality ideas were gathered at the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (WTMIP) creativity workshops in Innisfail and Tully last month.
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In this edition

'Drop crocs' capture the imagination at Science in the Pub
Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics
Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections
Yellow crazy ants discovered at new site in Cairns
Advisory committees to inform Wet Tropics board
Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife
Major local project brings hundreds of ideas together
Promoting initiatives that showcase all the Wet Tropics has to offer
New cassowary rehabilitation centre announced for far north Queensland
Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal grants opened
Cape Tribulation boardwalk undergoes upgrade
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Promoting initiatives that showcase all the Wet Tropics has to offer

New partnerships are helping develop sustainable tourism opportunities in the Wet Tropics region.
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New cassowary rehabilitation centre announced for far north Queensland

A privately operated cassowary rehabilitation facility has received approval from the Department of Environment Protection (EHP) to open on the Atherton Tablelands.
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Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal grants opened

EoI sought from Rainforest Aboriginal people. Funding from $5,000 to $15000 available for small and medium sized projects. Closes 31 March 2017.
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Cape Tribulation boardwalk undergoes upgrade

Wet Tropics Management Authority has worked with several organisations to assist in the upgrade of an important boardwalk within the World Heritage Area.
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