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.

Entries close 9 June 2017.

Kids encouraged to get 'Wild' about art and environment

Date published: 21st April 2017

The 2017 Keep it Wild Eco-Art competition is now open.  The aim of the competition is for primary school children from around the Wet Tropics region to show how they ca...
 
 
Graduates from the Wet Tropics Management Authority's tour guide program at Cape Tribulation in 2012.
Photographer: Unknown

Experts guide the guides at innovative tour school

Date published: 20th April 2017

Queensland-based experts and tourism industry stalwarts will head a series of workshops offering tour guides the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the Wet Tropics World H...
 
 
File photo: A a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants has been discovered in Mount Peter. 
Photographer: Jurgen Freund

Call for community support in bid to squash yellow crazy ants

Date published: 18th April 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authority is urging far north Queenslanders to join the fight against yellow crazy ants ahead of an important baiting period. The Yellow Crazy Ant Era...
 
 
Rainforest Aboriginal News 2017 (3)
Photographer: Alicia Haines

Rainforest Aboriginal News out now

Date published: 10th April 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authorty, in collaboration with Terrain NRM, is pleased to present our latest edition of Rainforest Aboriginal News. In this issue, we acknowledge the...
 
 
Wendy Cooper and Tablelands Regional Council mayor Joe Paronella unveil two unfinished works of the late William T Cooper. 
Photographer: Samuel Davis

World-renowned bird artist's works to be displayed on the Tablelands

Date published: 10th April 2017

Unfinished works from one of the world's greatest wildlife illustrators have been posthumously unveiled at the Tablelands Regional Gallery.    William T Co...
 
 
Indigenous rangers are creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples caring for country in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Photographer: Eli Taylor

Authority's eNews bulletin out now

Date published: 7th April 2017

Cassowaries, 'drop crocs' and the demon duck of doom are just a few of the wonders featured in Wet Tropics Management Authority's latest eNews bulletin. In this ...
 
 
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 ...
 
 
Indigenous rangers are creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples caring for country in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Photographer: Eli Taylor

Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Date published: 28th March 2017

Indigenous rangers have led a series of workshops in far north Queensland aimed at creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples caring for country in the Wet Tro...
 
 
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...
 
 
Regional far north Queensland communities have been eager to engage in the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Progject's creativity workshops.
Photographer: Monica Haynes

Major local project brings hundreds of ideas together

Date published: 6th April 2017

More than 500 reef water quality ideas were gathered at the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (WTMIP) creativity workshops in Innisfail and Tully last month. This project is ...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Cape Tribulation’s Dubuji boardwalk is being rebuilt.

Cape Tribulation boardwalk undergoes upgrade

Date published: 3rd March 2017

Wet Tropics Management Authority has worked with several organisations to assist in the upgrade of an important boardwalk within the World Heritage Area. Cape Tribulation&rs...
 
 
Professor Mike Archer will join Wet Tropics Management Authority for 'Science at the Pub'.
Photographer: Supplied

Professor digs up Wet Tropics old skeletons

Date published: 28th February 2017

Cairns is invited to discuss palaeontology over pale ales with two highly regarded Australian scientists.   A famed Australian palaeontologist and a leading terrest...
 
 
'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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Kids encouraged to get 'Wild' about art and environment

Kids encouraged to get 'Wild' about art and environment

The 2017 Keep it Wild Eco-Art competition is now open. ... READ MORE

Experts guide the guides at innovative tour school

Experts guide the guides at innovative tour school

Queensland-based experts and tourism industry stalwarts will head a series of workshops offering tour guides the chance to gain a deeper understa... READ MORE

Call for community support in bid to squash yellow crazy ants

Call for community support in bid to squash yellow crazy ants

Wet Tropics Management Authority is urging far north Queenslanders to join the fight against yellow crazy ants ahead of an important baiting peri... READ MORE