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If you're a journalist looking for story ideas, here's a snapshot of some topical issues in the Wet Tropics.

Our Wet Tropics media and publications team have a host of images, resources, background briefings and contacts.

If you're looking for a new angle on an old theme, wanting to get right down to the brass tacks of a breaking story or interview those in the know, simply contact us at wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au or phone Patricia O'Loghlen on 07 40520 542 or 0438 187 091.

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: 23rd March 2016

The plight of some of Australia’s rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world’s oldest living rainforest. Wet Tropics Management ...
 
 
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...
 
 
Alan Henderson Minibeast Wildlife
Photographer: Lisa Macalister

World Heritage Training boosts Wet Tropics tourist experience

Date published: 7th April 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority delivered its fourth successful Tour Guide Program Field School in Kuranda on 4 and 5 April. The field school participants discovered wh...
 
 
One Blood Rainforest Aboriginal Dancers Gavin Singleton and Sean Dewar
Photographer: Deanna Belbin

25 years of Wet Tropics World Heritage

Date published: 6th December 2013

Community members gathered at the Cairns Botanic Gardens on Saturday 7 December to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the listing of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Th...
 
 
 Nigel Tucker and Dr Steve Goosem 
Photographer: Campbell Clark

Key to rainforest restoration launched

Date published: 9th December 2013

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Repairing the Rainforest book was launched at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday (7 December). The book was launched by Mayor elect o...
 
 
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...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant identification
Photographer: QLD Government

Federal funding to stamp out yellow crazy ants

Date published: 13th November 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority welcomes Commonwealth Minister Hunt’s decision to fund a 5 year eradication program in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and thank l...
 
 
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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Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

The family of a man who died in a far north Queensland plane crash is searching for the elusive site where the aircraft was found almost half a c... READ MORE

Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has completed its latest aerial baiting treatment for yellow crazy ants in southern Cairns this week.... READ MORE

Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

The Wet Tropics Management Authority will start aerial baiting for yellow crazy ants in remote infestation sites across Cairns next week.... READ MORE