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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.

Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project Raye Schlecht (EHP), Sam Pagano (Johnstone River Catchment Management Assn and CCRIT), and Terrain NRM’s Bart Dryden, Tania Simmons, and Carole Sweatman
Photographer: Terrain NRM

Wet Tropics People-Setting the course for the reef

Date published: 27th January 2017

  In a first for Queensland, the Wet Tropics community is being entrusted with the design of a major project to improve water quality to the Great Barrier Reef.  ...
 
 
Participants at the first Wet Tropics Indigenous Ranger workshop
Photographer: WTMA

Rainforest Aboriginal partnerships

Date published: 20th December 2016

This year the Wet Tropics Management Authority has prioritised a refreshed, supported and collaborative approach to Rainforest Aboriginal engagement. The Authority and Terrain N...
 
 
white Lemuroid possum
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images/Jonathan Munro

Very Important Protected (VIP) Wet Tropics Wildlife in the spotlight

Date published: 15th December 2016

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s State of Wet Tropics Report for 2015–2016—titled Ancient, Endemic, Rare and Threatened Vertebrates of the Wet Tropics&md...
 
 
Ministerial Forum meeting 2016
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Board - Getting Busy

Date published: 20th December 2016

Two significant meetings focusing on the business of the Authority were held in this last quarter. The Wet Tropics Ministerial Forum held its 26th meeting in Sydney on...
 
 
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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New cassowary rehabilitation centre announced for far north Queensland

New cassowary rehabilitation centre announced for far north Queensland

A privately operated cassowary rehabilitation facility has received approval from the Department of Environment Protection (EHP) to open on the A... READ MORE

Advisory committees to inform Wet Tropics board

Advisory committees to inform Wet Tropics board

Leading experts and industry leaders will play a critical role in protecting one of tropical north Queensland’s most valuable natural resources.... READ MORE

Promoting initiatives that showcase all the Wet Tropics has to offer

Promoting initiatives that showcase all the Wet Tropics has to offer

New partnerships are helping develop sustainable tourism opportunities in the Wet Tropics region.... READ MORE