Despite the solid body of work that has been undertaken to date by many Wet Tropics stakeholders, including through the Connectivity Strategy and rehabilitation efforts to enhance landscape resilience, a number of gaps still exist in the response to climate change impacts on the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
This includes consideration of how we:
To address these gaps the Authority will develop, in collaboration with the community, an adaptation plan for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Authority will aim to produce a final adaptation plan by June 2019 and will oversee delivery of priority actions (with partners) under the adaptation plan. The goal is to be recognised as a world leader in adaptive management of World Heritage areas.
The Wet Tropics community, particularly Traditional Owners; Commonwealth and State Government agencies; local councils; not-for-profit community groups; Terrain NRM; conservation groups; the tourism industry.