Recent news about tropical research issues of relevance to the Wet Tropics:
Queensland's Department of Environemnt and Heritage Protection has revised the conservation status of the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo from 'near threatened' to of 'least concern' under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. Conservationists have expressed concern at the downgrading and are requesting that a higher level of conservation status be reinstated. Under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 anyone can nominate a species for listing or delisting. Find out more about the species listing process and the assessment by the Species Technical Committee.