Welcome to the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s May eNews. 

The recent Cassowary Awards held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park reinforced to all of us the wealth of passion and dedication that exists in this community for conserving and presenting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Congratulations again to all recipients and nominees, and thank you again to our valuable sponsors for helping to honour the Wet Tropics' high achievers.

To the recipients in particular, each of you are leaders in your fields and your passion and ambassadorship was evident as you took the stage to accept your respective Awards. I thought one recipient—Laurie Pritchard of Small World Journeys—summed up the aim of the Awards perfectly when she deemed it as "an honour and a responsibility" in her closing remarks.

We continue to register successes in our battle against yellow crazy ants, with two sites declared as eradicated. However we will not rest on our laurels and this month we will work closely with cane farmers to prevent further spread. 

It was another first for the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program recently too, as the 11th field school was held on-country in conjunction with Mandingalbay Yidinji Ancient Indigenous Tours, Savannah Guides and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The field school attracted plenty of interest, and we hope to see more activities like this being held on country in future.

Finally, make sure you take the time to check out upcoming events across the Wet Tropics at our website. I'll be attending the upcoming Rainforest Rescue Tree Planting Day in the Daintree in May and encourage you to do the same. If you have an event you'd like included, please email us at wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au and we'll gladly include it on the calendar. 

All the best,

Scott Buchanan

Executive Director


Published: 30th Oct 2017

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