Rainforest Aboriginal News

The Rainforest Aboriginal News is a quarterly newsletter that helps keep Rainforest Aboriginal people connected and informed about what's happening across the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Each edition provides a World Heritage update and an     NRM update from the Indigenous Directors on the Authority and Terrain NRM boards.

It also provides an avenue for Rainforest Aboriginal people and their organisations to share stories and promote the important and on-going role they play in the management and protection of this significant cultural landscape.

Issue Seven: October 2018

In this issue:

  • Girramay native title determination
  • Preserving the Mt Windsor dendroglyph
  • New faces at the Authority

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Issue Six: June 2018

In this issue:

  • NAIDOC 2018: "Because of her, we can" feature
  • Traditional Owner leadership group
  • 30th Anniversary of Wet Tropics World Heritage listing

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Issue Five: March 2018

In this issue:

  • Rainforest Aboriginal Grants success
  • Regional workshop 
  • Country-based planning workshop

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Rainforest Aboriginal News March 2018
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

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Issue Four: July 2017

In this issue:

- Honouring late Elder

- Successful Rainforest Aboriginal Grants

- Indigenous Ranger workshop on Kuku Yalanji country

- Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Indigenous Staff        Network.

- Sharing knowledge about Spectacled FLyign Fox                                                                                                                                                    - Indigenous Board Director submits PhD

                                                                                                                - Staff profiles: Community Consultative Committee and Scientific                                                                                                                      Advisory Committe

                                                                                                                - EHP Land and Sea Grants and Community Sustainability Action                                                                                                                     grants announced

Issue Three: April 2017

In this issue:

- Honouring late Elder

- Rainforest Aboriginal Grants

- Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP)

- Biocultural baseline survey at Minjilji

- The fight against yellow crazy ants

- Jalbu Jalbu women's land and sea management workshop

- Djabugay Bulmba Rangers

- Wet Tropics Management Plan review

- Staff profiles: QPWS rangers across the Wet Tropics

- Successful EHP Land and Sea Grants announced

Rainforest Aboriginal News 2017 (3)
Photographer: Alicia Haines

Issue Two: January 2017

In this issue:

- 2017 Calendar celebrates people country and culture

- Cassowary Award recipients

- Motivation to restore Babinda Creek

- Fiji delegates learn from the Wet Tropics

- Wet Tropics Indigenous Ranger Network

- Strengthening rainforest plant knowledge

- Showcasing innovative and emerging cultural tourism

- Staff profiles: Terrain's community partnerships team

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Photographer: WTMA

Issue One: October 2016

In this issue:

- A refreshed approach for Rainforest Aboriginal engagement with support from the Authority and Terrain NRM

- Looking for northern bettongs

- Future leaders stepping up

- Living on and working on country

- Gabun, little fish

- Update from the IUCN World Conservation Congress

- Staff profiles: the Authority's Aboriginal partnerships team

Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 1 Oct2016 Image
Photographer: WTMA

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