News and Events Archive

Lowland rainforest
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Seasons Greetings from the Board

Date published: 21st December 2016

The Board Directors and staff of the Wet Tropics Management Authority wish you, your family and colleagues a safe holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.  T...
 
 
Frank Najarro
Photographer: WTMA

Environmental Education in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 20th December 2016

How could the Authority know what they were being gifted with when a young and bright fellow named Frank Najarro chose us to be his host as a way of exploring environmental educ...
 
 
Cassowary Awards 2016 LShirreffsWEntschCCrawfordSBuchanan
Photographer: WTMA

Cassowary Awards Celebrate Champions

Date published: 5th December 2016

Named after the north’s iconic big bird, the Cassowary Awards  celebrate community stewardship of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. With this global asset on their...
 
 
Rainforest buttress root
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Ministerial Forum meet in Sydney

Date published: 29th November 2016

The Forum, comprising Australian and Queensland Environment Ministers, meets annually to provide oversight to the strategic operation of the Wet Tropics Management Authority, ap...
 
 
Cassowary Awards graphic
Photographer: WTMA

Cassowary Awards 2016 Finalists announced

Date published: 11th November 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: 11 November 2016 2016 Cassowary Awards Finalists The acclaimed Cassowary Awards have an impressive lineup of contenders for the eight award categories...
 
 
Rainforest Aboriginal News Issue 1 Oct2016 Image
Photographer: WTMA

Revival of Rainforest Aboriginal News

Date published: 4th November 2016

The Wet Tropics Management Authority in collaboration with Terrain NRM have rebooted production and distribution of Rainforest Aboriginal News. After a break of a number of year...
 
 
Wild Talks 'Wildlife Under the Canopy: part 3' 19 November 2016

Wild Talks - Wildlife under the canopy part 3

Date published: 17th October 2016

Join us at the Cairns Botanic Garden Visitor Centre on Saturday 19 November 2016 where Traditional Owners, scientists and wildlife specialists will present the cultura...
 
 
Myola tree frog (Litoria myola)
Photographer: CVonrad Hoskin

October eNews out now!

Date published: 28th September 2016

Find the October eNews here In this edition • Call for Expressions of Interest for Community Consultative Committee • WTMA Board Communique 97 • ...
 
 
Myola tree frog (Litoria myola)
Photographer: CVonrad Hoskin

Wild Talks - Wildlife under the canopy part 3

Date published: 23rd September 2016

Join us at the Cairns Botanic Garden Visitor Centre on Saturday 19 November 2016 where Traditional Owners, scientists and wildlife specialists will present the...
 
 
IUCN Hawai'i
Photographer: IUCN

Planet at the crossroads IUCN Conservation Congress

Date published: 23rd September 2016

Executive Director, Scott Buchanan and Manager Aboriginal Partnerships, Rebecca Lagerroth attended the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Conservation Congres...
 
 
Steve Goosem and Mike Stott farewell 2 September 2016
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Departures and arrivals

Date published: 23rd September 2016

Steve and Mike hang up their boots On Friday 2 September, the Authority bid farewell to two of its treasured assets—Mike Stott and Steve Goosem. Both are retiring from...
 
 
Typical research area, Atherton Tableland
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Wet Tropics bioregion collaboration in the fore at joint Wet Tropics board meeting

Date published: 23rd September 2016

The boards of the Wet Tropics Management Authority and Terrain NRM held a joint meeting at Mission Beach on 25 August 2016. The purpose of this meeting was for both organisation...
 
 
EHP Land and Sea Ranger Mentoring Progam
Photographer: WTMA Rebecca Lagerroth

Rainforest Aboriginal rangers mentored by leaders in field

Date published: 23rd September 2016

Manager of Aboriginal Partnerships Rebecca Lagerroth has been nominated to coach Indigenous Ranger, April Thomas (a Gunggandji ranger based at Yarrabah) for the next eight month...
 
 
Executive director Scott Buchanan
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Welcome to the October 2016 eNews

Date published: 15th September 2016

Welcome to the third eNews for 2016, and the first for the financial year. I must say that we have had an incredibly busy start to this financial year and there is a lot happeni...
 
 
Register now for the Wet Tropics Tour Guide field school and workshops!
Photographer: WTMA

Next tour guide field school and workshops

Date published: 15th September 2016

You are invited to participate in the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program... and it’s not just for tour guides! Everyone is welcome to participate and learn while buil...
 
 
IUCN Red List

Conservation success stories: updating the Red List

Date published: 15th September 2016

Conservation success stories: updating the ‘Red List’ There are countless efforts being made locally, nationally and internationally to protect wildlife...
 
 
Wild Talks 'Wildlife Under the Canopy: part 3' 19 November 2016

Next Wild Talks 19 November

Date published: 15th September 2016

Join the Wet Tropics Management Authority at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre for the third Wet Tropics Wild Talks event 'Wildlife Under the Canopy: part 3'. ...
 
 
CCC EoI web banner
Photographer: WTMA

Call for Expressions of Interest for Community Consultative Committee

Date published: 9th September 2016

The Board of the Wet Tropics Management Authority invites interested and motivated people to become members of the Authority’s Community Consultative Committee. This i...
 
 
WTMA  full Board 2016 
Photographer: WTMA/Campbell Clarke

WTMA Board Communique 97

Date published: 2nd September 2016

The Board of the Wet Tropics Management Authority (the Authority) convened in Cairns on 23-24 August. On day one, the first in a series of discussions with tourism, regional ...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant aerial eradication - Cooper Road, Edmonton
Photographer: Deb Pople

Aerial baiting for yellow crazy ants

Date published: 22nd August 2016

Helicopter baiting to treat ant infestations in non-residential areas around Bentley Park, Mount Peter and Russett Park (Kuranda) will be taking place Thursday 25 and Friday 26 ...
 
 
One of the entries in the 2016 Keep It Wild eco-art competition
Photographer: WTMA

'Keep it Wild' eco-art display at Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Date published: 10th August 2016

Children from across the Wet Tropics have flexed their creative muscles for the ‘Keep it Wild’ eco-art competition, with some extremely thought-provoking and cr...
 
 
Typical research area, Atherton Tableland
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Latest Learning Landscape eBulletin out now

Date published: 21st July 2016

Subscribe to the Learning Landscape eBulletin The Learning Landscape eBulletin showcases current and emerging Wet Tropics research and related land management and policy is...
 
 
Cassowary Awards graphic
Photographer: WTMA

2016 Cassowary Awards - nominations open

Date published: 14th July 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Cassowary Awards! Through the Cassowary Awards, the Wet Tropics Management Authority recognises those who do outstanding work...
 
 
Katie's cassowary-themed birthday cake
Photographer: Julia Gates

WA Warry Warriors

Date published: 1st July 2016

Picture this: a 10 year old's birthday party many miles away from the Wet Tropics on the far western shores of Australia, attended by some very serious ‘WA Warry ...
 
 
Stoney Creek tree planting June 2016
Photographer: WTMA/Gareth Humphreys

Partnerships take care of yellow crazy ant infested land along Stoney Creek

Date published: 1st July 2016

A great collaborative effort is almost complete for the planning, revegetation and maintenance of land along the edges of Stoney Creek in Edmonton. The collaboration is a pa...
 
 
Participatory workshop attendees
Photographer: WTMA

Workshops for Rainforest Aboriginal people

Date published: 1st July 2016

Wet Tropics Traditional Owners have been enthusiastically participating in a series of capacity building workshops facilitated by the Wet Tropics Management Authority. The w...
 
 
Executive director Scott Buchanan
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Welcome to the June 2016 eNews

Date published: 1st July 2016

I hope that you enjoy the selection of stories that we provide — as I mentioned in our last article, the eNews is just one of the ways for the Authority to inform and educ...
 
 
Rainforest Reserves, operators of Garners Beach Cassowary Recovery Facility
Photographer: Liz Gallie

Caring for and celebrating our cassowaries

Date published: 24th June 2016

Garners Beach Cassowary Recovery Facility On 31 March 2016 Mission Beach residents helped to celebrate a new agreement to operate the local cassowary rehabilitation centre a...
 
 
Walking in the rainforest
Photographer: Cairns Regional Council

Guided 7km walk along Mt Whitfield Sunday 26 June

Date published: 23rd June 2016

Wet Tropics Wild Talks and Wild Exposure events at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre  Wild Exposure - Hike n Bike 16 May - 26 June Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4pm ...
 
 
Phil Rist
Photographer: Girringun Aboriginal Corporation

Indigenous leader completes Wet Tropics Management Authority board

Date published: 30th May 2016

Indigenous leader, Mr Phil Rist, has been appointed as a director to the board of the Wet Tropics Management Authority.  Phil Rist is the executive officer of the Girri...
 
 
Tramp Ant Fact sheet cover
Photographer: WTMA

Board refreshes Strategic Plan Priorities

Date published: 13th May 2016

The Wet Tropics Management Authority Strategic Plan sets out the Authority’s directions from 2013- 2018. The Plan outlines how the Authority will achieve its goals. These ...
 
 
Mt Edith research
Photographer: WTMA/Campbell Clarke

Wet Tropics Discoveries - Sea to Summit 23 April

Date published: 14th April 2016

Join the Wet Tropics Management Authority and CAFNEC at the Cairns Botanic Gardens as some of the region’s eminent scientists and ecologists present new plant discoveries ...
 
 
Participants at a Wet Tropics Tour Guide field school
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

March eNews out now

Date published: 29th March 2016

In this edition • Fantastic program for upcoming Daintree field school (14 and 15-16 April) • Yellow crazy ant taskforce • Wet Tropics Wild Talks premiere ...
 
 
Executive director Scott Buchanan
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Welcome to the March 2016 eNews

Date published: 22nd March 2016

Welcome to another eNews edition, our first for 2016. It is scary to think a quarter of this year has almost gone! The eNews, and its cousin the eBulletin, are publications ...
 
 
Mandingalbay Yidinji 3PDM Hands on Culture
Photographer: MY

Wild Exposure exhibition - Hands on Culture

Date published: 18th March 2016

Wild Exposure - Hands on Culture - Rainforest Aboriginal people managing country Rainforest Aboriginal people make a significant contribution to the management of cultu...
 
 
The board being updated on yellow crazy ant infestations at Russett Park.
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Management Authority board visits Kuranda

Date published: 17th March 2016

On 11 February, as part of a two-day board meeting, the Wet Tropics Management Authority board travelled to a number of sites around Kuranda to observe first hand some of the is...
 
 
Yungaburra Guide Field School - Drew Morta
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Register now for Daintree field school

Date published: 4th March 2016

Registrations are open for the next Wet Tropics Tour Guide field school, to be held in the Daintree rainforest. This is a 2 to 3 day event hosted at the recently renovat...
 
 
Snake Awareness workshop flyer March 2016

Snake Awareness Workshop

Date published: 19th February 2016

Not quite sure which snake is what and which are dangerous? Tablelands Wildlife Rescue and Hands on Wildlife will be holding a Snake Awareness Workshop at Merriland Hall, At...
 
 
WetTropicsWildTalks Outstanding&IrreplaceableFB
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Wild Talks - Outstanding and Irreplaceable

Date published: 19th February 2016

Saturday 5th March, 9.00am to 12.30pm at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre The theme of this series of five live presentations is The Wet Tropics World He...
 
 
Rafting Tully Gorge
Photographer: TTNQ

World Heritage Area worth over $5.2B

Date published: 11th February 2016

The State of Wet Tropics Report for 2014-2015 was tabled in the Queensland parliament last week with some good news about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The report asserts...
 
 
Froggatt Awards recipients - Lucy Karger, Frank Teodo, Daniel Bateman, Lori Loch
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Yellow crazy ant eradication efforts recognised

Date published: 18th December 2015

Our very own Lucy Karger (Wet Tropics Management Authority yellow crazy ant eradication project), Dr Lori Lach (research fellow, James Cook University), Daniel Bateman (Cairns P...
 
 
Merry Christmas
Photographer: WTMA

Christmas 2015 eNews is out

Date published: 15th December 2015

In this edition   -  Welcome to the new Wet Tropics Management Authority Board  -  The Daintree drought experiment -  Tour guides add kn...
 
 
Yellow crazy ants
Photographer: Anna Rogers

New Green Army team fight yellow crazy ants

Date published: 11th November 2015

The Wet Tropics Management Authority received a boost in November in its capacity to manage yellow crazy ants with a second Green Army team beginning work in the field.  ...
 
 
Birdwatching
Photographer: EPA

Next Tour Guide Field School

Date published: 16th October 2015

Become a certified Wet Tropics Tour Guide. The Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program provides ongoing professional development for tour guides, educators and other public contact perso...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant nest
Photographer: Biosecurity Queensland

Too Much to Lose: Yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 21st September 2015

Scientists Dr Lori Lach and Dr Conrad Hoskin have written a poignant article in Wildlife Australia - Too much to lose - which emphasises the need to act now if we wish...
 
 
2015 Woree State School Year 5b poster entry

Congratulations to our Poster Competition winners

Date published: 8th September 2015

With over 160 entries, many of the 2015 poster competition entries expressed how much the kids of the north love the Wet Tropics and want to protect it. With some entries requir...
 
 
Alex Anderson - bird researcher
Photographer: Earthwatch Expeditions

2016 Research Grant applications now open

Date published: 12th August 2015

The Wet Tropics Management Authority invites proposals from postgraduate students from across Australia to support environmental, social and cultural research which will benefit...
 
 
Caring for quolls at wildlife workshop
Photographer: Lisa Macalister

August eNews out now

Date published: 11th August 2015

In our August edition • Connecting in the Wet Tropics • Stevia not so sweet for the environment • Wet Tropics Small Grants • Yellow Crazy Ant Upda...
 
 
The Russett Park community taskforce sets out for their training
Photographer: Mikhaila Jacoby

Yellow Crazy Ant Update

Date published: 10th August 2015

Community taskforce trained in yellow crazy ant treatment Wet Tropics Management Authority staff has trained members of the Russett Park yellow crazy ant community taskforce...
 
 
Yellow-bellied glider
Photographer: Andrew Dennis

Bi-ennial glider census not for the faint hearted

Date published: 5th August 2015

Hiking eight hours through remote wilderness during some of the region’s coldest weather may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But for a group of intrepid volunteers...
 
 
QRail railway corridor inspection Ingham to Cardwell
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Railway corridors in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 5th August 2015

Wet Tropics Management Authority staff had the opportunity to travel with QRail recently to inspect the railway corridor between Ingham and Cardwell in the World Heritage Area. ...
 
 
Eternal Endemism The Wet Tropics: Endemic Terrestrial Vertebrates of Australia by Craig Ward with Tim Hawkes
Photographer: Eternal Endemism

Wet Tropics endemics feature in new publication

Date published: 5th August 2015

Wet Tropics terrestrial vertebrates feature in a new publication released in late July by Craig Ward from Eternal Endemism. Entitled ‘Endemic vertebrates of the Wet Tr...
 
 
The first stage of the Yarrabah Boardwalk is now complete.
Photographer: Mikhaila Jacoby

Wet Tropics Small Grants

Date published: 1st August 2015

Restoration of Yarrabah rainforest boardwalk The first stage of the Yarrabah boardwalk restoration project at the Yarrabah arts and cultural precinct is now complete. Th...
 
 
Plumes of smoke from the undersea volcano off Nuku'alofa, January 2015
Photographer: Patricia O'Loghlen

Welcome back Patricia

Date published: 28th July 2015

Patricia O’Loghlen, our Principal Project Officer whom we lost to the Kingdom of Tonga for eight months has returned from her appointment where she served as an Australian...
 
 
David Solomon receives the Kaba Gada community development plan from Wet Tropics executive director Scott Buchanan.
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Kaba Gada community development plan presentation

Date published: 27th July 2015

It was an emotional moment for the Jalunjiwarra people who attended the official ceremonial signing and presentation of the Kaba Gada (Cow Bay) Community Development Plan on cou...
 
 
Environmental weed Stevia ovata
Photographer: Bill Carrodus

Stevia not so sweet for the environment

Date published: 27th July 2015

Wet Tropics Management Authority staff joined the Far North Queensland Region of Councils (FNQROC) taskforce to monitor the weed Stevia ovata (candyleaf) near Ravenshoe recently...
 
 
Caring for quolls at wildlife workshop
Photographer: Lisa Macalister

Connecting in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 27th July 2015

Wildlife workshops at the Botanic Gardens The Authority supported the delivery of another informative wildlife care workshop in conjunction with FNQ Wildlife Rescue, North Q...
 
 
Mission Beach and Dunk Island
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Board of Directors - Expressions of Interest

Date published: 19th June 2015

Expression of Interest Wet Tropics Management Authority Board Directors The Australian Government and the Queensland Government invite expressions of interest from suit...
 
 
A Pied Imperial Pigeon chick in care at FNQ Wildlife
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

May Enews out now

Date published: 20th May 2015

In our May edition • Welcome to the acting executive director • Cassowary numbers are in • Wet Tropics maps aid dingo research • Weather doesn'...
 
 
Executive director Scott Buchanan
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Welcome to the acting executive director

Date published: 1st May 2015

The Authority welcomes Scott Buchanan to the role of Executive Director for the next six months. Scott’s previous role was the Director of Strategic Environmental Prog...
 
 
Senator Lazarus and acting executive director Scott Buchanan
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Senator Lazarus visits the Wet Tropics

Date published: 27th April 2015

The Authority hosted Senator Lazarus and his advisors during a fact finding tour of the Cairns region. Staff discussed with the Senator and his advisors the unique propertie...
 
 
Lemuroid possum
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Welcome to the May Edition of the Wet Tropics Enews

Date published: 21st April 2015

In this issue: • Meet our acting executive director • Connect with Wet Tropics researchers • Cassowary numbers are in • Woobadda Creek Bridge desig...
 
 
A Pied Imperial Pigeon chick in care at FNQ Wildlife
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

Wild Wet Tropics workshops

Date published: 20th April 2015

Snakes, native birds and macropods have been in the limelight recently with a serious of information sessions being run by local wildlife groups, supported by the Wet Tropics Ma...
 
 
CVA field sampling for yellow crazy ants
Photographer: Deb Pople

Taskforce results encouraging

Date published: 20th April 2015

In early March a large environmental taskforce surveyed the boundary of an area of approximately 145ha to check the extent of yellow crazy ant infestations. Around 50 partic...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant team on site with Senator McGrath.
Photographer: Courtesy of Senator McGrath's office

Senator gives support to crazy ant eradication

Date published: 20th April 2015

Senator McGrath visited Mt Peter near Edmonton, Cairns on Saturday 11 April to find out more about yellow crazy ant infestations in the area and how land managers are tackling t...
 
 
Dingo
Photographer: CSIRO

Wet Tropics maps aid dingo research

Date published: 16th April 2015

Damian Morrant from James Cook University attached GPS tracking collars to dingoes in three major study sites of Cairns, East Trinity and Gordonvale. Data collected from the...
 
 
Wet Tropics Field School at Wildlife Habitat
Photographer: Jessica Rolfe-Flett

Weather doesn't dampen field school

Date published: 16th April 2015

On March 13-14 tour guides from across the region converged on Port Douglas, Cooya Beach and Mossman for the bi-annual Wet Tropics Field School. After battling wild wind, ra...
 
 
Azure kingfisher
Photographer: WTMA

Medal for love of Wet Tropics birds

Date published: 16th April 2015

Lloyd Neilsen is a well-known figure in Wet Tropics bird watching circles. Renowned for his extraordinary talents in bird illustration, Lloyd is also respected for his exper...
 
 
Keith Smith and Tim Hughes at the Lemuroid Leap tree planting site
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Lemuroid Leaps ahead

Date published: 16th April 2015

About 60 people attended TREAT’s tree planting day near Rock Road in late March. Around 2,500 trees were planted at a spot affectionately called ‘Lemuroid Leap&r...
 
 
Common Mist Frog
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Bridge designed with frogs in mind

Date published: 16th April 2015

Not only does the new Woobadda Creek Bridge mean a safer crossing for vehicles, the design of the bridge ensures minimal disruption to the habitat of one of the Wet Tropics&rsqu...
 
 
Hinchinbrook Island
Photographer: Tourism Queensland

New lookout adds wow factor

Date published: 16th April 2015

Views to Hinchinbrook Island and the Hinchinbrook Channel from the Cardwell Range have been enhanced with the opening of a second lookout. The new lookout was constructed by...
 
 
Mandingalbay Yidinji map culture using P3DM
Photographer: M'Lis Flynn

Global spotlight on participatory modelling

Date published: 16th April 2015

The Mandingalbay Yidinji participatory three dimensional modelling project (P3DM) is once again in the international spotlight by featuring in the latest IUCN newsletter ‘...
 
 
Members of the Papua New Guinean delegation
Photographer: Paul Chantrill

Wet Tropics hosts Papuan visitors

Date published: 16th April 2015

The Authority hosted a delegation from the Papua New Guinea Conservation Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) in March. The group were visiting Australia as part of the &...
 
 
Eliza Morta tour
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

Wet Tropics Small Grant aids tourism venture

Date published: 16th April 2015

A Wet Tropics Small Grant has helped Traditional Owners realise their dream of hosting cultural heritage tours at Lake Eacham. The Ngadjon-Jii people were successful recipie...
 
 
Alex Anderson - bird researcher
Photographer: Earthwatch Expeditions

Need to connect with a Wet Tropics researcher?

Date published: 18th March 2015

The Wet Tropics Researcher Directory lists and profiles researchers, including postgraduate students, that have professional interests in the region. It is multidisciplinary...
 
 
WTMA logo

Complete our website survey

Date published: 13th March 2015

Based on user research conducted by Peak Usability, we have identified the need to increase findability of information on the Wet Tropics website.  One of our initiativ...
 
 
Tree ferns
Photographer: WTMA

2013-14 Annual Report

Date published: 12th February 2015

The 2013-14 Annual Report is now available.  Please click here to view. ...
 
 

WTMA Xmas Office Hours

Date published: 22nd December 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our office will be closed from 2.00pm, Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will...
 
 
Student Research Grant recipient David Tng

2015 Student Research Grant Scheme

Date published: 22nd December 2014

We are inviting post graduate students to apply for research funding. Read more here.  ...
 
 
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Students win award for tree-kangaroo mapping

Date published: 16th December 2014

Students from The School for Field Studies have been recognised for their tree-kangaroo mapping project with a 2014 Undergraduate Research Award. Wesley Hauser from Indiana ...
 
 
Heather Haines, PhD Student, Griffith University 2014
Photographer: Heather Haines

Funding for postgraduate students

Date published: 16th December 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority invites proposals from postgraduate students from across Australia to support environmental, social and cultural research which will benefit...
 
 
Kirrama Range Road waterfall
Photographer: WTMA

Kirrama Range Road re-opens

Date published: 16th December 2014

Residents and visitors to the Wet Tropics will once again have the opportunity to explore the spectacular scenery of the Kirrama Range Road with the road’s official re-ope...
 
 
Tablelands Widlife Rescue carers Marjory Adkins, Helen Bochow, Debbie Nendick and Suzanne Jenkins (Wet Tropics)
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

Welcome donation to Tablelands wildlife carers

Date published: 16th December 2014

On a glorious Thursday afternoon in December, Dr Suzanne Jenkins presented the Tablelands Wildlife Rescue (TWR) group, a cash donation to help support the rehabilitation and rel...
 
 
Management talk: Bill Carrodus and Peter Wallace
Photographer: Kerry Trapnell

Wet Tropics features in UNESCO speech

Date published: 8th December 2014

An address by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova at the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit session on ‘International and Civil Society Perspectives’ singled ou...
 
 
Mandingalbay Yidinji map culture using P3DM
Photographer: M'Lis Flynn

Participatory modelling team success

Date published: 8th December 2014

World Parks Congress Champion and great grandson to Nelson Mandela, Luvuyo Mandela, enthusiastically voiced his support for the Wet Tropics Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) pro...
 
 
Newly certified Wet Tropics tour guides Michelle Jago, Claudine Marzik and Virginia Barres.
Photographer: Supplied by Michelle Jago

Guides get a grip on Wet Tropics

Date published: 26th November 2014

On 14-15 November tour guides gathered in Cairns for the biannual two-day Wet Tropics Tour Guide Workshop. The workshop was an opportunity for guides to further their profes...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant
Photographer: Deb Pople

Crazy ants in decline

Date published: 20th November 2014

Yellow crazy ant numbers are in decline in a number of treatment areas. Preliminary results taken after the first round of treatment in May this year in the Mt Peter and Edm...
 
 
Qtopo map thumbnail
Photographer: Deanna Belbin

Wet Tropics gets topographical

Date published: 20th November 2014

If you’ve ever wanted a topographical view of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, virtual exploration is now at your fingertips. The Department of Natural Resources a...
 
 
Wet Tropics Stall at NAIDOC week 2014, L-R Aurora student Meg Thomas Richards and Stacey King
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Wet Tropics celebrates NAIDOC week 2014

Date published: 8th November 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority celebrated NAIDOC 2014 with a staff morning tea on Monday followed by a stall at the NAIDOC celebrations at Fogerty Park on Friday 11 July. ...
 
 
Mandingalbay Yidinji map culture using P3DM
Photographer: M'Lis Flynn

Mandingalbay Yidinji map culture

Date published: 7th November 2014

The Mandingalbay Yidinji people have recently completed a Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) exercise for the northern half of their country in the Yarrabah region.  The...
 
 
Shaun Creek speaks to participants at the Social Enterprise Workshop
Photographer: M'Lis Flynn

Deciphering social enterprise

Date published: 7th November 2014

The term ‘social enterprise’ is still relatively unknown to most. The Wet Tropics Management Authority and the Department of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and M...
 
 
Tolga Bat Hospital Open Day July 2014
Photographer: Jenny Maclean

Tolga Bat Hospital celebrates achievements

Date published: 7th November 2014

The Tolga Bat Hospital opened its doors to the public in July to share its recent achievements with the local community. Over 160 people came through the gates in ...
 
 
Coppery brushtail possum
Photographer: Daryn Storch

Wet Tropics highlights biodiversity

Date published: 6th November 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority celebrated biodiversity month with a series of talks held at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Information Centre on Saturday 20 September....
 
 
Daintree River estuary
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics hosts Indonesian delegates

Date published: 29th October 2014

Staff of the Wet Tropics Management Authority met with high level Indonesian government officials to share their knowledge of World Heritage management recently. Twenty-two ...
 
 
Northern bettong
Photographer: Scott Sullivan

Bettong Field Day

Date published: 24th October 2014

Public are invited to attend a northern bettong field day on 1 November at Camp Barrabadeen at Tinaroo.  For those of you with a decent level of fitness, there will be...
 
 
Aboriginal stone tools
Photographer: EPA

2014/15 Traditional Owner Small Grants Program

Date published: 9th September 2014

Applications for grants under the 2014/15 Traditional Owner Small Grants Program are open until 10 October 2014 C.O.B. You can receive up to $7,000 for projects that will im...
 
 
Student Research Grant recipient David Tng

Wet Tropics grants boost heritage and research initiatives in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 5th September 2014

Almost $60,000 in grants has been administered by the Authority to fund Traditional Owners and research students to deliver World Heritage focused projects that enrich the manag...
 
 
logo for yellow crazy ant eradication program
Photographer: Brandtree

Isabella State School goes crazy for ants

Date published: 4th September 2014

EDMONTON school students joined the fight against an invasive pest that threatens their school grounds and the wider Cairns region. The Wet Tropics Management Authority...
 
 
Lemuroid possum
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Celebrate Biodiversity Month - explore your World Heritage Area

Date published: 3rd September 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is urging the community to explore the biodiversity of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area during National Biodiversity Month. Biodivers...
 
 
Rainforest and Reef Conservation Stories
Photographer: Friends of Ninney Rise

Friends of Ninney Rise celebrate history

Date published: 13th August 2014

The Friends of Ninney Rise Rainforest and Reef conference held in July was an historic occasion for the Mission Beach community. The highlight of the three day conference sa...
 
 
Parks staff discuss cassowary exclusion gate for pig traps at pig workshop in the Edmund Kennedy National Park near Cardwell
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

'Pig day out' with National Parks

Date published: 13th August 2014

It was a 'pig day out' for National Parks and Wet Tropics staff recently. The commitment of Queensland National Parks to control feral pig populations in and around ...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant aerial eradication - Cooper Road, Edmonton
Photographer: Deb Pople

Yellow crazy ant aerial baiting starts tomorrow 13 August

Date published: 12th August 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority and its partners will begin the second round of aerial baiting by helicopter to treat yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) infestations...
 
 
Participants at the Wet Tropics Traditional Owner Grant Writing Skills Workshop May 2014
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Wet Tropics grant writing skills workshop a success

Date published: 12th August 2014

Fourteen people from seven Traditional Owner groups around the Wet Tropics met at Dulabed Malanbarra and Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation to participate in a grant writing skills ...
 
 
Mandingalbay Yidinji  with their P3DM project at the World Parks Congress
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

World Parks Congress wrap up

Date published: 12th August 2014

Wet Tropics Management Authority staff who attended the World Parks Congress in Sydney in mid-November returned to Cairns tired but triumphant. Andrew Maclean, M’Lis F...
 
 
Wet Tropics hosts Chinese delegation November 2014 at Lake Morris
Photographer: Jessica Rolfe-Flett

Sharing best practice tourism with China

Date published: 12th August 2014

The Guangxi Tourism Development Commission headed by Deputy Director General Lin Xinhe visited Australia in November to investigate best practice tourism to apply to their r...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant aerial eradication - Cooper Road, Edmonton
Photographer: Deb Pople

Second round of yellow crazy ant aerial baiting underway

Date published: 11th August 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority and its partners have begun the second round of aerial baiting by helicopter to treat yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) infestations...
 
 
Kauri pine
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Losts plots found

Date published: 5th August 2014

It was a eureka moment for Dr John Herbohn and his colleagues when they located site data for several historic forestry monitoring plots throughout the Wet Tropics World Heritag...
 
 
How to Grow a Forest with Lin and Sai
Photographer: scan from book

How to grow a forest - with comics

Date published: 5th August 2014

The Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU-CMU) based at Chiang Mai University in Thailand has published a comic book to teach children about rainforest rehabilitation. The...
 
 
Will Meikle (Wildlife Sydney Zoo), Chris Hibbard (Zoos and Aquarium Assoc) and Jennifer Croes (Rainforest Rescue)
Photographer: Geoff Webb

Save the Cassowary Campaign in Sydney

Date published: 4th August 2014

Rainforest Rescue held its Save the Cassowary campaign launch at the Sydney Wildlife Zoo in Darling Harbour on Monday 17 March 2014. The campaign aims to raise local, national a...
 
 
Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program logo
Photographer: Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program logo

Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program attends FOGS expo

Date published: 4th August 2014

The Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program attended the Former Origin Greats (FOGS) indigenous employment and careers expo at the Cairns convention centre in March. The FOGS expos a...
 
 
Cassowary
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

Capturing cassowaries for management and research

Date published: 4th August 2014

Human and cassowary interactions have increased due to urban development encroaching on cassowary habitat. Subsequently, there has been a rise in the number of management interv...
 
 
Deanna Belbin, Campbell Clarke and Stacey King at the Wet Tropics Stall at the Cairns Show 2014
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Bringing World Heritage to the people

Date published: 4th August 2014

It was a busy three days for Wet Tropics staff at the Cairns Show recently. Wet Tropics posters, stickers and colouring-in pages were a big hit with the kids while many of t...
 
 
L-R Prof Bill Laurance, Greens Senator Christine Milne, Assoc Prof Sue Laurance, Prof Steve Turton
Photographer: Pierre-Michel Forget

Tropical biology conference first for Australia

Date published: 4th August 2014

In a first for Australia, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) held its 51st annual conference at the Cairns Convention Centre from 20 to 24 July 2014. ...
 
 
Newly discovered species of eel-tailed catfish found in the Tully River.
Photographer: Dr Brendan Ebner

New species of catfish found in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 16th July 2014

A new type of eel-tailed catfish (Tandanus tropicanus) has been found in the Tully River by researchers from James Cook University and the US Geological Survey. Ee...
 
 
National Landscapes Award received by Dr Paul Chantrill
Photographer: Paul Chantrill

National Landscapes Award for Wet Tropics

Date published: 11th July 2014

Wet Tropics Manager for Communities, Aboriginal Partnerships and Tourism, Dr Paul Chantrill, was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Individual Award. Dr Chantrill ...
 
 
BARK Social Enterprise Workers
Photographer: BARK

Social Enterprise Workshop

Date published: 24th June 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority with support from  Department of  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multi-Cultural Affairs in conjunction with Social Vent...
 
 
Safeway Pest Control staff conduct ground treatment of yellow crazy ants
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images/Anna Rogers

Yellow crazy ant eradication underway

Date published: 20th June 2014

The first of three yellow crazy ant ground treatments is underway in Russett Park. Safeway Pest Control should finish treatment in this area next week pending clear weather.&nbs...
 
 
Rainforest and Reef Conservation Stories
Photographer: Friends of Ninney Rise

Rainforest and Reef Conservation Stories

Date published: 17th June 2014

Friends of Ninney Rise are hosting a Rainforest and Reef conference that will see the historic Ninney Rise property at Bingal Bay opened up for two days of panel discussions wit...
 
 

New initiative encourages research investment in the Wet Tropics

Date published: 16th June 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is positioning the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area as an international hub for tropical environmental research following the launch of its n...
 
 
Russet Park residents Mikhaila Jacoby and Debi Crow inspect the Russett Park yellow crazy ant infestation map 
Photographer: WTMA

Yellow crazy ant treatment starts in Kuranda

Date published: 23rd May 2014

23 May 2014 Yellow crazy ant infestations in the Russett Park area and the implementation of a treatment program were discussed at a community meeting recently. About 25...
 
 
Wet Tropics Indigenous Partnerships staff members Stacy King (seated) and Zoe Andolfatto
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Grant writing workshop for Rainforest Aboriginal people

Date published: 22nd May 2014

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is offering Rainforest Aboriginal people the opportunity to gain more skills in writing applications for grant funding.  The worksh...
 
 
2014 Wet Tropics Poster competition winning entry
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics poster competition winners

Date published: 16th May 2014

This year the poster competition coincided with the Australian Tourism Exchange. The Authority collaborated with the crew at ATE, TTNQ, Skyrail and Big Cat Green Island Cruises ...
 
 
Wet Tropics Board Director Leah Talbot
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Indigenous participation in World Heritage management highlighted in Sweden

Date published: 15th May 2014

WTMA Director, Leah Talbot has recently returned from Sweden as part of her research into the participation of Indigenous people in the management of World Heritage properties.&...
 
 
Rainforest Mount Lewis
Photographer: Kerry Trapnell

Wet Tropics second in the world

Date published: 9th May 2014

Of over 173,000 protected areas, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is the second most ‘irreplaceable’ natural World Heritage Area on earth and the sixth most irrep...
 
 
Over 350 Wet Tropics  poster entries are on display at the Pier Marketplace during ATE
Photographer: Wet Tropics Lana Lopatich

Wet Tropics Poster Competition and the ATE

Date published: 8th May 2014

Over 350 entries  in the Wet Tropics Poster competition from schools around the region are on display at centre stage of the Pier Marketplace. The competition is being ...
 
 
Djiru Traditional Owner Rona Hart plants native trees on country
Photographer: Nina Dawson Girringun Aboriginal Corporation

Wet Tropics Small Grant rehabilitates cassowary country

Date published: 8th May 2014

Djiru Traditional Owners and staff of the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation recently completed native plant revegetation and the removal of weeds in important coastal habitat in ...
 
 
Cedar Bay
Photographer: Kerry Trapnell

A strategy for Australia's Heritage

Date published: 8th May 2014

The Australian Government announced the re-starting of the Australian Heritage Strategy as one of Australia’s key heritage priorities.  Australia has a rich natur...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant taskforce, Edmonton April 2014
Photographer: Travis Sydes

Yellow crazy ant taskforce report

Date published: 8th May 2014

With Cyclone Ita bearing down on the region a team of intrepid staff from Tablelands, Hinchinbrook, Cassowary Coast, Cairns and Douglas joined forces with QPWS, indigenous range...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant nest
Photographer: Biosecurity Queensland

Yellow crazy ants targeted for eradication

Date published: 5th May 2014

2 May 2014 The Wet Tropics Management Authority and its key partners will be starting treatment of yellow crazy ants (Anoploepis gracilipes) in the Mt Peter, Bentley Park an...
 
 
Tablelands Curtain Fig Tree
Photographer: TTNQ

Explore your World Heritage Area over Easter

Date published: 17th April 2014

Locals and visitors are being urged by the Wet Tropics Management Authority to ‘hop to it’ and explore the Wet Tropics this Easter weekend to celebrate World Heritag...
 
 
IUCN World Parks Congress logo
Photographer: IUCN

Wet Tropics to Host International Delegates

Date published: 9th April 2014

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area will be showcased to international delegates attending the IUCN World Parks Congress later in the year. The World Parks Congress is the p...
 
 
NAMAC Taskforce member checks his yellow crazy ant sample
Photographer: Lana Lopatich Wet Tropics

Taskforce maps yellow crazy ants

Date published: 8th April 2014

The recent yellow crazy ant taskforce field inspection showed that the ants had not progressed as far as first thought. The taskforce mapped the extent of the yellow crazy a...
 
 
Visit www.savethecassowary.org.au to find out how you can help the Endangered Southern Cassowary.
Photographer: Rainforest Rescue

Rainforest Rescue campaign for southern cassowary

Date published: 18th March 2014

Conservation group Rainforest Rescue launched its Save the Cassowary campaign on 17 March. The aim of the campaign is to raise the awareness of the plight of the endangered...
 
 
Aurora Native Title Intern Mikhaila Jacoby attends Wet Tropics tour guide field school
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Mikhaila Jacoby, Aurora Native Title Internship Program

Date published: 17th March 2014

Cairns is a gateway to the wondrous Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. A place that boasts of a diversity of wondrous landscapes, glistening streams, lush green rain...
 
 
World Heritage logo & background

Land based World Heritage Areas management review

Date published: 12th March 2014

The Queensland Government is conducting a review to establish a more consistent approach to management of land based World Heritage Areas in Queensland. Read the media relea...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant nest
Photographer: Biosecurity Queensland

Kuranda yellow crazy ants eradication

Date published: 21st February 2014

Eradication program in the pipeline for Kuranda crazy ants The Wet Tropics Management Authority plans to commence a yellow crazy ant eradication program for the Kuranda regi...
 
 
Buttress roots
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics second in the world

Date published: 11th February 2014

Of over 173,000 protected areas, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is the second most ‘irreplaceable’ natural World Heritage Area on earth and the sixth most irrep...
 
 
Mountain mistfrog
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

A Learning Landscape eBulletin

Date published: 10th February 2014

Subscribe to the Learning Landscape eBulletin The Learning Landscape eBulletin showcases current and emerging Wet Tropics research and related land management and policy iss...
 
 
Orange thighed treefrog
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Fishing frogs out of the chemical soup

Date published: 17th January 2014

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is home to about 54 species of frogs. Sadly some species are in decline. Renowned frog expert Deborah Pergolotti will be giving a talk at the...
 
 
2014 Calendar cover

Download our 2014 Keep it Wild Calendar

Date published: 14th January 2014

In September 2013, students from around the region were asked to create a persuasive poster that could be used as a public notice or advertisement. Students created eye-catching...
 
 
Andrew Morta and Peter Wallace at the field school at Echo Creek
Photographer: Marcus Brady

Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program attracts Indigenous interest

Date published: 20th December 2013

Nearly 40 participants attended a field school in the Tully region as part of the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program on 6 and 7 December. The field school was based at Echo Cre...
 
 
The rare Xanthostemon formosus is found only in the Daintree area.
Photographer: WTMA

Nominate to the EPBC Act lists

Date published: 20th December 2013

Any person may nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing under any of the categories specified in the EPBCAct. Nominations are now open ...
 
 
Andrew Maclean, Executive Director, Wet Tropics Management Authority
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Merry Cassowary Christmas

Date published: 19th December 2013

Christmas is just around the corner and as 2013 comes to a close I’d like to acknowledge what an important year it was for the Wet Tropics Management Authority and the Wet...
 
 
Researchers - Dr Ebner and James Donaldson

2014 Student Research Grant Scheme

Date published: 19th December 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is inviting proposals from postgraduate students to support environmental, social and cultural research which will benefit Wet Tropics World...
 
 
Vegetation maps
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics vegetation maps online

Date published: 11th December 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority launched its interactive vegetation maps at the Cairns Botanic Gardens on Saturday (7 December). The fifty-five 1:50,000 fine scale maps...
 
 
Nyu Ghulling Bulmba - I'm going home movie
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Nyu Ghulling Bulmba Film

Date published: 11th December 2013

  Join us and Mandingalbay Yidinji Traditional Owners THIS Saturday at 12 Noon at the Cairns Botanic Gardens for the screening of ...
 
 
Rainforest restoration talk at the Cairns Botanic Garden Visitor Centre Saturday 7 December 12 - 1pm
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Repairing the Rainforest Talk

Date published: 3rd December 2013

Join us this SATURDAY at 12 noon at the Cairns Botanic Gardens to meet the authors of the internationally acclaimed Repairing the Rainforest 2nd edition. Dr Steve Goosem and...
 
 
Wet Tropics Tour Guides Field Schools offer world class accredited industry training
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics Tour Guides Field School

Date published: 3rd December 2013

Tour guides, bus drivers, and visitor centre volunteers in the Wet Tropics will have the unique opportunity to update their knowledge and skills of the World Heritage Area in an...
 
 
2012-13 WTMA Annual report

2012-2013 Wet Tropics Management Authority Annual Report

Date published: 18th November 2013

The annual report details the financial and non-financial performance of the Wet Tropics Management Authority from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. It highlights the work, achie...
 
 
Spirit of the Rainforest Tour
Photographer: Echo Creek

Wet Tropics Tour Guides Field School

Date published: 1st November 2013

Wet Tropics Tour Guides will have the unique opportunity to update their knowledge and skills of the World Heritage Area in another exclusive field school on 6 - 7 December 2013...
 
 
Join the team from the Girringun Nursery and learn more about Rainforest Aboriginal plant use in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area on Saturday 2 November from 11-12 at the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wabu Jananyu

Date published: 30th October 2013

Learn more about the unique Rainforest Aboriginal culture of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. A fascinating talk on the cultural use of plants will be held by the Girringun ...
 
 
Wet Tropics moves
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics relocates

Date published: 17th October 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has relocated to new premises in Cairns from Monday 21 October 2013. We are located on the ground floor at the Cairns Port Aut...
 
 
Delegation from Paraguay
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Making pals in Paraguay

Date published: 20th September 2013

Balancing environmental conservation with sustainable development is a global challenge. The Wet Tropics Management Authority shared its experience with a group from Paraguay re...
 
 
Malanda Visitor Information Centre
Photographer: Campbell Clark

Malanda Falls Visitor Centre reopens

Date published: 13th September 2013

Malanda Falls Visitor Centre has reopened and is welcoming visitors to the region. Years of displacement came to an end for Malanda Falls Visitor Centre volunteers on 6 Septembe...
 
 
Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal Grinding Stone
Photographer: Steven Nowakowski

Declaration of Eastern Kuku YaIanji Indigenous Protected Area

Date published: 29th August 2013

The declaration of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area at Shipton’s Flat, Cape Tribulation, in early May was attended by the then Environment Minister To...
 
 

Cassowary Award Nominations extended

Date published: 26th August 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Annual Cassowary Awards  will be held on 1 March 2014, not 9 November as previously advertised. For this reason we are delighte...
 
 
Aboriginal stone tools
Photographer: EPA

Final Community Development Plan signed off

Date published: 12th July 2013

The implementation of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Land Use Agreement is one step closer after the signing of the Kaba Gada (Cow Bay) Community Development Plan...
 
 
Emperor Gum Moth by Mandy Coxon
Photographer: Mandy Coxon

Insect photography winners announced

Date published: 12th July 2013

Winners of the Stamp Out Tramp Ants Insect Photography Competition - Wet Tropics Insects were announced at the Tanks Art Centre recently. Wet Tropics executive director...
 
 
Woobadda Creek crossing
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Woobadda Creek bridge gets permit approval

Date published: 9th July 2013

The Bloomfield Track is part of the Cape Tribulation Road Link which is the coastal road that connects Cairns, Mossman and Cooktown. The Road Link passes through the Wet Tropics...
 
 
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

ACIUCN launch new website

Date published: 1st July 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is a government agency member of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).     Along with many other ...
 
 
Crab or flower spider
Photographer: Dr Robert J Raven

Insect photographers help protect the Wet Tropics

Date published: 27th June 2013

Some of the region’s wildlife photographers will have their talents on show at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns from 28 June 2013. At 2pm today winners of th...
 
 
Tour guides visit to ATH
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images/Marcus Brady

Guides go back stage to Banks' collection

Date published: 25th June 2013

On Tuesday 25 June, the newly formed Wet Tropics Tour Guide Network learnt about one of north Queensland’s most treasured tropical resources; a collection of over 150,000 ...
 
 
Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area signatories
Photographer: Bruce Rampton QPWS

Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area declared

Date published: 14th June 2013

The Girringun Region Indigenous Protected Area (GRIPA) has been realised after a four year collaboration between Traditional Owners and key government agencies, non-government o...
 
 
Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal toxic plant preparation
Photographer: Steven Nowakowski

Successful Wet Tropics grants

Date published: 31st May 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has granted almost $60,000 in project funding to Traditional Owners in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The project funding is an in...
 
 
Logo Keep it Wild 2013

Keep it Wild Poster Competition

Date published: 29th May 2013

Create a poster that will persuade readers to protect our World Heritage listed rainforest and to help celebrate 25 years of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.   ...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant identification
Photographer: QLD Government

Do you fancy yourself as an insect photographer?

Date published: 21st May 2013

North Queenslanders are invited to enter their best insect images in the Stamp Out Tramp Ants Insect Photography Contest for the chance to win some great prizes and have the...
 
 
Download the 25 year anniversary logo circle
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Ingham Wet Tropics Community Forum Cancelled

Date published: 30th April 2013

This Saturday's Wet Tropics Community Forum in Ingham is cancelled.  The Wet Tropics Management Authority apologises for any inconvenience. We look forward to enga...
 
 
Port Douglas Community Forum

Port Douglas Community Forum

Date published: 29th April 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority will be holding a Community Forum at the Port Douglas Community Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm on 11 May 2013.   In the 25th anniver...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant identification
Photographer: QLD Government

Stamp out Tramp Ants at the Mission Beach Monster Markets

Date published: 22nd April 2013

Join Conservation Volunteers and Biosecurity Queensland staff at the Mission Beach Monster Markets. Learn how to identify electric and yellow crazy ants, see live specimens unde...
 
 
Electric ant identification 
Photographer: QLD Government

ANTics in Edmonton

Date published: 17th April 2013

Come and join us for a morning of family fun! Meet native animals and enjoy free face-painting with the fabulous Zoo to You, and enjoy great live music and cane toad races with ...
 
 
Mt Pieter Botte
Photographer: Queensland Government

Australian Heritage Week

Date published: 12th April 2013

This years Australian Heritage Week holds special significance for the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area as we celebrate 25 years since the site was placed on th...
 
 
Rafting
Photographer: WTMA

World Heritage on-line training now open for registrations

Date published: 11th April 2013

Wet Tropics tour operators, guides, coach drivers and anyone who interprets the region for visitors can now register for the World Heritage on-line training program. Read...
 
 
Community Forum workshop flyer

Wet Tropics Community Forums

Date published: 28th March 2013

The Wet Tropics Management Authority will be holding a series of Community Forums over the coming months.   In the 25th anniversary year of the listing of the Wet Tro...
 
 
Not Just A Toad Day Out Logo
Photographer: Conservation Volunteers

Not just a Toad Day Out

Date published: 19th March 2013

Join the fight against the invasion of pest species in the Wet Tropics by hopping down to the Not just a Toad Day Out community event on Sunday 24 March! Sunday 24 March 20...
 
 
Artwork for Stamp Out Tramp Ants Community event 
Photographer: Disney

Stamp Out Tramp Ants Free Family Movie Night

Date published: 14th March 2013

Grab a cushion and a picnic and come along to a free outdoor showing of Disney’s A Bug’s Life at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre at 5pm this Saturday 16 Ma...
 
 
Mossman Gorge Walk
Photographer: WTMA

Wet Tropics Tour Guides to experience Mossman Gorge's Dreamtime Walk

Date published: 5th March 2013

INVITATION TO MEDIA for 7 March 2013 A special familiarisation tour has been organised to the Mossman Gorge Centre in response to Tour Guides who attended our Wet Tropics Fi...
 
 

Wet Tropics Tour Guides Field School

Date published: 27th February 2013

Wet Tropics Tour Guides will have the unique opportunity to update their knowledge and skills of the World Heritage Area in another exclusive field school scheduled for 15 and 1...
 
 
Experience Development Forums to help tourism operators in the Wet Tropics National Landscape develop signature experiences
Photographer: EC3

Wet Tropics National Landscape Tourism Forums

Date published: 14th February 2013

Wet Tropics tourism operators are invited to develop signature tourism experiences at next week's forums in Cairns and Port Douglas. Cairns Tuesday 19 February 2013 ...
 
 
Suzanne Metcalfe (CSIRO) - Cassowary dung collection Feb 2009
Photographer: Campbell Clarke

2013 Student Research Grant Scheme

Date published: 16th January 2013

Post-graduate research students can now apply for funding assistance for environmental, social and cultural research in the Wet Tropics. Honours, Masters and PhD students en...
 
 
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Photographer: Wet Tropics Management Authority

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Date published: 20th December 2012

Thank you for your continuing support to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and our work at the Wet Tropics Management Authority. We wish you a safe holiday season and a ha...
 
 

Wet Tropics endorses World Heritage tour guides

Date published: 11th December 2012

Twenty three tour guides have graduated as Wet Tropics World Heritage Area tour guides, having completed an online training course as well as attending the training school held ...
 
 
Community tree planting day at East Evelyn, as part of the Making Connections project
Photographer: WTMA

Thanks to our Wet Tropics Volunteers

Date published: 4th December 2012

Volunteers play a vital role in the rehabilitation, presentation and management of our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and are the backbone of community conservation projects in...
 
 
Having fun whilst learning about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - it's what the Jungle Surfing guides do best!
Photographer: Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Inaugural Wet Tropics Guide Training School

Date published: 4th December 2012

Fifty rainforest tour guides will participate in the region's first Wet Tropics World Heritage Area guide training school on 7 and 8 December. The tour guide training progra...
 
 
2012 Cassowary Awards winners

Congratulations Cassowary Award winners

Date published: 5th November 2012

Some of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area’s most inspirational people were acknowledged at the 2012 Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards. A Rain...
 
 
Malanda Small Farms Field Day
Photographer: Rhonda Sorensen

Malanda Small Farms Field Day

Date published: 10th October 2012

Join us for the first ever Malanda Small Farms Field Day THIS Saturday 13 October 9am - 4pm at the Malanda Showgrounds. Learn about sustainable small farm practices in the W...
 
 
Keep it Wild Poster Competition calendar 2013

Keep it Wild 2013 Calendar

Date published: 10th October 2012

Congratulations to the student winners of the Reef and Rainforest "Keep it Wild" 2012 poster competition! The twelve finalists’ artwork has been compiled int...
 
 
Superb fruit dove
Photographer: EPA

Learn more about wet tropics rainforest birds

Date published: 3rd September 2012

Learn more about Wet Tropics rainforest birds from this new book published by BirdLife Townsville. 0ver 50 bird species are highlighted, with an emphasis on those the amateu...
 
 
Zoning map
Photographer: WTMA

Proposed plan rezoning

Date published: 25th August 2012

The Wet Tropics Management Authority is proposing to alter its zoning to allow for: a new alignment for: the Ingham to Tully powerline currently under construction ...
 
 
Yellow crazy ant
Photographer: Deb Pople

Funding boost to stamp out invasive ants

Date published: 31st July 2012

27 July 2012: A welcome boost for the detection and control of tramp ants in and around the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area was announced by Minister for the Environment, To...
 
 
Cassowary family
Photographer: Mike Trenerry

Cassowary Award 2012 Nominations now open!

Date published: 28th July 2012

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has long recognised that effective and successful caring of our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is no easy or short-term task.   ...
 
 

Small grant funds Bana Yarralji interpretive sign

Date published: 1st January 1970

Wet Tropics staff attended the official unveiling of an interpretive sign produced by Bana Yarralji. The sign was funded by a Wet Tropics Management Authority small grant. ...
 
 
Chair of the CCC Rhonda Sorenson 2011-2014
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

Rhonda named RIRDC runner up

Date published: 1st January 1970

Congratulations to the Chair of the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Community Consultative Committee, Rhonda Sorenson, who was named runner up in the 2014 Rural Industr...
 
 
Aurora Native Title Internship Program WTMA Intern Mikhala Jacoby 2013
Photographer: Wet Tropics

Wet Tropics hosts Aurora Native Title Interns

Date published: 1st January 1970

The Wet Tropics Management Authority had the pleasure of hosting two interns from the Aurora Native Title Internship Program recently.  Mikhaila Jacoby joined the Autho...
 
 
Aboriginal stone tools
Photographer: EPA

Tour guides learn from Traditional Owners

Date published: 1st January 1970

Wet Tropics small grant recipients Choorechillum (Ngadjon-Jii PBC) launched two of their guided walks for tour operators in November.  Tour operators from the Tableland...
 
 
Jessica Rolfe-Flett has joined the Wet Tropics team
Photographer: Lana Lopatich

Wet Tropics welcomes new staff members

Date published: 1st January 1970

Jessica Rolfe-Flett has joined the Wet Tropics as a tourism project officer.  Jess originally trained as a geography and history teacher and taught in country NSW befor...
 
 

Highlights for 2014

Date published: 1st January 1970

Welcome to our final Enews for 2014. This year has seen the Authority face many challenges and celebrate many achievements in its role as manager of the Wet Tropics World He...
 
 
Cassowary and palm seeds
Photographer: Liz Gallie

Cassowary numbers are in

Date published: 1st January 1970

CSIRO scientists have estimated that approximately 4,400 cassowaries live in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The figure is based on several years of cassowary monitorin...
 
 
Dr Paul Chantrill
Photographer: Wet Tropics

New Chair of National Landscapes

Date published: 1st January 1970

Wet Tropics Communities, Aboriginal Partnerships and Tourism Manager, Dr Paul Chantrill, has been elected as ‘Chair of Chairs’ of the National Landscapes Program &nd...
 
 
Kirrama Range Road waterfall
Photographer: WTMA

Kirrama Range Road proves popular

Date published: 1st January 1970

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has reported that the Kirrama Range Road is proving popular with locals and visitors to the region. More than 2,500 vehicles have used the r...
 
 
School children are being encouraged to enter the Wet Tropics poster competition.
Photographer: Wet Tropics Images

Wet Tropics Poster Competition

Date published: 1st January 1970

The theme for this year's Wet Tropics Poster Competition is beauty and biodiversity. Entrants have been asked to capture elements of the Wet Tropics in an artistic poste...
 
 
Meiogyne Species - Ancient angiosperm - CSIRO arboretum
Photographer: Dan Metcalfe

Plant identification courses at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Date published: 1st January 1970

The Australian Tropical Herbarium and Wet Tropics Management Authority are conducting their annual short course in Rainforest Plant Identification. This year, for the first ...
 
 
 

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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