Media releases

If you are a journalist looking for story ideas or information for your stories about the iconic Wet Tropics World Heritage Area we are able to assist. The Area's evolution, biodiversity, aesthetic values and cultural heritage provides interesting subject matter for a range of audiences.  

Our Wet Tropics media and publications team have a host of images, resources and contacts.

Contact us at wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au or phone Patricia O'Loghlen on 07 4241 0500 or 0438 187 091.

Archived Media Releases 


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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Snap the Tropics photo competition

Snap the Tropics photo competition

Click here to enter.  “Everyone finds inspiration in different ways,” continued Ms Shirreffs, “We want to see and hear what places and spaces are important to you.  Maybe you’ve captured a photo of the tail of an azure kingfisher as

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HIKE 'n' BIKE

HIKE 'n' BIKE

We live in the Wet Tropics, a region known for its beauty, biodiversity, ancient landscapes and culture. This exhibition will encourage visitors to the Wet Tropics to experience first-hand the values of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and surrounds. The display will

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World Heritage Training boosts Wet Tropics tourist experience

World Heritage Training boosts Wet Tropics tourist experience

The Wet Tropics Management Authority delivered its fourth successful Tour Guide Program Field School in Kuranda on 4 and 5 April. The field school participants discovered why Kuranda is ‘not just a village in the rainforest.' The Wet Tropics Tour

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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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