Media releases

Our Wet Tropics media and publications team have a host of images, resources and contacts for journalists. The Area's evolution, biodiversity, aesthetic values and cultural heritage provides interesting subject matter for a range of audiences.  

Contact us at wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au or phone Debra Simmons on (07) 4241 0500 or 0438 187 091. 


Archived Media Releases

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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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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'Wild' eco-sculptures crafted with a message

'Wild' eco-sculptures crafted with a message

Talented young artists are fashioning the final casts, cuts and hews to their amazing artworks as the deadline looms for the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s 39;Keep it Wild' art competition this month. The competition, now in its eighth year, reaches

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Research Grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Research Grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Wet Tropics Management Authority is supporting new research into endangered species and invasive pests living in the World Heritage Area through its Student Research Grant Scheme. The Authority issued 16 grants to postgraduate students this week delving into environmental, social

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Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

The treatment of the creek systems will involve broadcasting granules of ant bait. This is part of a concerted effort, this month, in the ongoing battle against the invasive ants. Aerial treatments commence in the week beginning 24 July while

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