News and events

Keep your finger on the pulse with our snapshot of news and events in and around the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

A tree planting held at Smith's Gap near Mission Beach on Saturday, 24 March, 2017. 
Photographer: Unknown

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

Date published: 24th March 2017

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 Ath...
 
 
James Cook University PhD student Stephanie Todd is studying the endangered northern bettong. Ms Todd is one of 16 candidates to receive a grant from Wet Tropics Management Authority.
Photographer: Samuel Davis

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Date published: 1st January 1970

The plight of some of Australia’s rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world’s oldest living rainforest. Wet Tropics Management ...
 
 
File photo: A a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants has been discovered in Mount Peter. 
Photographer: Jurgen Freund

Yellow crazy ants discovered at new site in Cairns

Date published: 15th March 2017

Authorities are working to contain a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants discovered in a south Cairns suburb. A suspected infestation of the invasive species was dis...
 
 
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Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal grants opened

Date published: 8th March 2017

Terrain Natural Resource Management and Wet Tropics Management Authority are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Rainforest Aboriginal people to get small and medium size...
 
 
Cape Tribulation’s Dubuji boardwalk is being rebuilt.

Cape Tribulation boardwalk undergoes upgrade

Date published: 3rd March 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authority has worked with several organisations to assist in the upgrade of an important boardwalk within the World Heritage Area. Cape Tribulation&rs...
 
 
Professor Mike Archer will join Wet Tropics Management Authority for 'Science at the Pub'.
Photographer: Supplied

Professor digs up Wet Tropics old skeletons

Date published: 28th February 2017

Cairns is invited to discuss palaeontology over pale ales with two highly regarded Australian scientists.   A famed Australian palaeontologist and a leading terrest...
 
 
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Photographer: WTMA

Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 2 January 2017

Date published: 20th January 2017

The Wet Tropics Management Authority in collaboration with Terrain NRM welcomes the new year in with Issue Two of Rainforest Aboriginal News. News and views of Rainforest A...
 
 
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Photographer: WTMA

December eNews out now!

Date published: 20th December 2016

Find the December 2016 eNews here In this edition • Welcome from the Executive Director • Successful return of the Cassowary Awards • Rainfo...
 
 
white Lemuroid possum
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images/Jonathan Munro

Very Important Protected (VIP) Wet Tropics Wildlife in the spotlight

Date published: 15th December 2016

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s State of Wet Tropics Report for 2015–2016—titled Ancient, Endemic, Rare and Threatened Vertebrates of the Wet Tropics&md...
 
 
'Best dressed' winners Aloomba grade prep/1 class
Photographer: Aloomba State School

Aloomba kids care for cassowaries

Date published: 15th September 2016

On Friday 26 August 2016, Aloomba State School held a ‘Care for Cassowaries’ fundraising day, where students dressed up in blue and black and made gold coin don...
 
 
Lillee Orr's winning "turtle" entry from Woree State School
Photographer: Shona Smith

From rubbish to rewards, local kids flex their creative muscles with Wet Tropics eco-art

Date published: 15th September 2016

In this year's Wet Tropics Management Authority's ‘Keep it Wild’ eco-art competition, local children from Gordonvale Brownies and Woree, Isabella, Tully...
 
 
Download the 25 Year anniversary Facebook artwork to promote your event online
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics community urged to celebrate 25 years of World Heritage

Date published: 18th November 2013

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Wet Tropics Management Authority is urging the community to celebrate! After more than a decad...
 
 
Take Care cassowary bumper stickers
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

'Take Care' Cassowary Stickers

Date published: 2nd October 2012

Show your support and remind other drivers in the region to 'Take Care' of our cassowaries! Wet Tropics has reprinted the popular cassowary bumper stickers to encour...
 
 
Wet Tropics National Landscape: Hinchinbrook Island view to Wet Tropics World Heritage Area 
Photographer: Steven Nowakowski

Wet Tropics wins National Landscape Award

Date published: 8th January 2013

The Wet Tropics National Landscape has won the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award at Tourism Australia’s National Landscape forum and will now feature globally as part of ...
 
 
The Wet Tropics Management Authority's Strategic Plan sets out the business directions of the Authority for the five years from 2013-2018.
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Wet Tropics Management Authority Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018

Date published: 12th March 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority's Strategic Plan for 2013-2018 is now available. The Strategic Plan sets out the business directions of the Authority for the five y...
 
 

2013 Cassowary and Young Cassowary Awards

Date published: 31st July 2013

Through the Cassowary Awards, the Wet Tropics Management Authority recognises those who do outstanding work for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Nominations of deserving ind...
 
 
Snakes of the Wet Tropics Poster
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Celebrating the Year of the Snake

Date published: 12th February 2013

The Wet Tropics region is home to 43 species of snakes, representing an impressive 30% of Australia’s snake fauna. The snakes of the region range from small, worm-like...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant identification
Photographer: QLD Government

Volunteers monitoring tramp ants in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 1st March 2013

Surveillance and detection of electric ants and yellow crazy ants has gained ground in the Far North thanks to the joint efforts of volunteers and government agencies. The W...
 
 
Wet Tropics Annual Report 2012
Photographer: Wet Topics Management Authority

Wet Tropics Annual Report

Date published: 18th December 2012

The 2012 Wet Tropics Annual Report and State of Wet Tropics Report is now publicly available. It highlights the work, achievements, activities and strategic initiatives of ...
 
 
Aboriginal stone tools
Photographer: EPA

Wet Tropics Management Authority welcomes cultural heritage listing

Date published: 9th November 2012

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has welcomed the announcement on Friday 9 November by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke, to have the Wet Tropics of Queensland World H...
 
 
 

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Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

A vigorous tree planting session held in March is set to create a critical ecological corridor for Wet Tropics wildlife, linking the tropical coa... READ MORE

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

The plight of some of Australia's rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world's oldest rainforest.... READ MORE

Yellow crazy ants discovered at new site in Cairns

Yellow crazy ants discovered at new site in Cairns

Authorities are working to contain a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants discovered in a south Cairns suburb.... READ MORE