News and events

Keep your finger on the pulse with our snapshot of news and events in and around the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

A contemplative cassowary at Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas.
Photographer: Sam Davis

New cassowary rehabilitation centre announced for far north Queensland

Date published: 17th February 2017

A privately operated cassowary rehabilitation facility has received approval from the Department of Environment Protection (EHP) to open on the Atherton Tablelands later th...
 
 
Wet Tropics Management Authority Executive Director, Scott Buchanan and with Board Director and Scientific Advisory Committee chairperson Iain Gordon at the Authority’s Cairns office. 
Photographer: Samuel Davis

Advisory committees to inform Wet Tropics board

Date published: 10th February 2017

Leading experts and industry leaders will play a critical role in protecting one of tropical north Queensland’s most valuable natural resources.   Wet Tr...
 
 
WTMA's Eli Taylor, Paul Chantrill (far left) and members of the Daintree Marketing Cooperative. 
Photographer: Samuel Davis

Promoting initiatives that showcase all the Wet Tropics has to offer

Date published: 3rd February 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authority is creating partnerships to develop sustainable tourism opportunities in the Wet Tropics region.   The Authority met with several t...
 
 
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EOI Principal Project Officer

Date published: 1st February 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authority is seeking a Principal Project Officer for a temporary full-time position to 2 October 2017. The Principal Project Officer will lead and sup...
 
 
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.  ...
 
 
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Photographer: WTMA

Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 2 January 2017

Date published: 20th January 2017

The Wet Tropics Management Authority in collaboration with Terrain NRM welcomes the new year in with Issue Two of Rainforest Aboriginal News. News and views of Rainforest A...
 
 
Hercules moth
Photographer: WTMA

2017 Student Research Grants Now Open

Date published: 21st December 2016

2017 Student Research Grants Now Open The Wet Tropics Management Authority invites proposals from postgraduate students from across Australia to support environmental, socia...
 
 
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Photographer: WTMA

December eNews out now!

Date published: 20th December 2016

Find the December 2016 eNews here In this edition • Welcome from the Executive Director • Successful return of the Cassowary Awards • Rainfo...
 
 
Cassowary Awards graphic
Photographer: WTMA

Successful return of the Cassowary Awards

Date published: 16th December 2016

With a full and enthusiastic Board back in place at the Wet Tropics Management Authority this year, the return of the Cassowary Awards was high on their agenda. The esteemed&nbs...
 
 
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...
 
 
Guide school participants birdwatching at Lake Barrine
Photographer: WTMA

News from the 9th Wet Tropics Tour Guide field school

Date published: 20th December 2016

From 5 to 8 April 2016, tour guides from near and far converged on the Atherton Tableland for the 9th Wet Tropics Tour Guide field school. Run by the Wet Tropics Management ...
 
 
View to the Atherton Tableland from Bellenden Ker.
Photographer: WTMA

Bellenden Ker flora survey

Date published: 20th December 2016

In early November the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s permit officer Bill Carrodus accompanied Stuart Worboys, from the Australian Tropical Herbarium, and naturalist Ti...
 
 
TAS students visit Rainforest Reserves' Barrine Park
Photographer: WTMA

Trinity Anglican School students have a field day

Date published: 20th December 2016

On Friday 18 November Rainforest Reserves hosted an environmental studies field day for about 40 Trinity Anglican School students. Children ranged from third grade to sixth grad...
 
 
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...
 
 
Typical research area, Atherton Tableland
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Community and researchers join forces to help protect the Wet Tropics

Date published: 16th December 2016

Newly appointed members of both the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Community Consultative Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee met for the first time on 15 ...
 
 
Paige LeCornu and Bronte Everson, Aurora interns 2016
Photographer: WTMA

Aurora Interns - learning by doing

Date published: 20th December 2016

The Aurora Program provides an opportunity for graduate students to undertake professional work placement in the fields of policy development, social justice and Indigenous...
 
 
'Best dressed' winners Aloomba grade prep/1 class
Photographer: Aloomba State School

Aloomba kids care for cassowaries

Date published: 15th September 2016

On Friday 26 August 2016, Aloomba State School held a ‘Care for Cassowaries’ fundraising day, where students dressed up in blue and black and made gold coin don...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Take Care cassowary bumper stickers
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

'Take Care' Cassowary Stickers

Date published: 2nd October 2012

Show your support and remind other drivers in the region to 'Take Care' of our cassowaries! Wet Tropics has reprinted the popular cassowary bumper stickers to encour...
 
 
Wet Tropics National Landscape: Hinchinbrook Island view to Wet Tropics World Heritage Area 
Photographer: Steven Nowakowski

Wet Tropics wins National Landscape Award

Date published: 8th January 2013

The Wet Tropics National Landscape has won the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award at Tourism Australia’s National Landscape forum and will now feature globally as part of ...
 
 
The Wet Tropics Management Authority's Strategic Plan sets out the business directions of the Authority for the five years from 2013-2018.
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Wet Tropics Management Authority Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018

Date published: 12th March 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority's Strategic Plan for 2013-2018 is now available. The Strategic Plan sets out the business directions of the Authority for the five y...
 
 

2013 Cassowary and Young Cassowary Awards

Date published: 31st July 2013

Through the Cassowary Awards, the Wet Tropics Management Authority recognises those who do outstanding work for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Nominations of deserving ind...
 
 
Snakes of the Wet Tropics Poster
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Celebrating the Year of the Snake

Date published: 12th February 2013

The Wet Tropics region is home to 43 species of snakes, representing an impressive 30% of Australia’s snake fauna. The snakes of the region range from small, worm-like...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant identification
Photographer: QLD Government

Volunteers monitoring tramp ants in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 1st March 2013

Surveillance and detection of electric ants and yellow crazy ants has gained ground in the Far North thanks to the joint efforts of volunteers and government agencies. The W...
 
 
Wet Tropics Annual Report 2012
Photographer: Wet Topics Management Authority

Wet Tropics Annual Report

Date published: 18th December 2012

The 2012 Wet Tropics Annual Report and State of Wet Tropics Report is now publicly available. It highlights the work, achievements, activities and strategic initiatives of ...
 
 
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