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  • $4.7 Million Boost to Help Improve Water Quality

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

    The Australian Government is continuing to drive water quality improvements in the Great Barrier Reef by investing a further $4.7 million to reduce nitrogen runoff across the Wet Tropics and Burdekin regions. In the Wet Tropics, 15 cane growers were successful in securing funding under the Government’s first round of Reef Trust Phase IV Repeated...

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  • $4.1 Million Threatened Species Fund Opens

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:51 am

    The Australian Government is inviting funding applications of up to $250,000 from groups helping threatened species. The $4.1 million Threatened Species Recovery Fund, through the National Landcare Programme, seeks to support communities to actively promote threatened species, particularly through projects highlighted in the Threatened Species Strategy targets and objectives. To make the most of this opportunity, Terrain is running...

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  • Kids Care for Cassowaries

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:48 am

    Mission Beach State School students are once again getting busy designing cassowary road crossing signs. Since the area is a hotspot for cassowaries the temporary signs are a bright and colourful reminder to drivers to take care as they drive through important cassowary habitat and known wildlife crossings. Transport and Main Roads have given Terrain...

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  • Ingham High Visits Insulator Creek

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:47 am

    Ingham High School students were introduced to an important wetlands habitat restoration project at Insulator Wetlands last week, in a showcase of the great work being done there. Thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s ‘Everyone’s Environment’ grant program, the Hinchinbrook Wetland Alliance is working to restore 40 ha of wetland habitats on private property...

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  • Speed Dating Event Matches Right Ideas With Right Advice

    From: Elaine Seager
    June 16, 2017 at 5:38 am

    An agricultural speed dating forum in Babinda this week was all about matching the right idea with the right advice, as farmers, agronomists and technical experts came together to thrash out ideas. This event is made possible through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. Wet Tropics Regional Landcare Facilitator, Fiona George, said the...

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  • Actions, Locations & People are Keys to WTMIP Success

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 5:34 am

    Actions, locations and people are the three keys to the success of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project and were the focus of workshops last week in Mourilyan and Tully. The Major Integrated Project, funded by the Queensland Government will be delivered in the next three years. Farmers, scientists and community members came together to help...

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  • Maps of Johnstone and Tully catchments

    The Path from Ideas to Action

    From: Monica Haynes
    April 7, 2017 at 6:40 am

    A rich exchange of experience and knowledge is critical for the Wet Tropics MIP Project Panel to make design choices from the amazing ideas created by the community in early March. A two day technical workshop held on 20 and 21 March is part of a new approach on how to bring together a diverse...

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  • Business Invited to Improve Threatened Species’ Prospects

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 1:10 am

    The Australian Government’s recently launched Threatened Species Prospectus is calling on business, industry and philanthropic organisations to join efforts to address priority native animals and plants facing the threat of extinction. There are more than 1700 Australian species and ecological communities known to be at risk. In the Wet Tropics region this includes 50 animal...

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  • Students Revegetate to Fight Erosion

    From: Monica Haynes
    March 30, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Students from Trinity Beach and Caravonica State Schools came together to revegetate part of Thomatis Creek in Holloways Beach, in a joint project with Terrain NRM and Yirrgandydji rangers that will slow erosion and reconnect natural habitat along the creek. Terrain is able to support this great work through funding from the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture...

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  • Jalbu-Jalbu Land & Sea Management Workshop Brings Rainforest Women Together

    From: Monica Haynes
    March 22, 2017 at 8:19 am

    30 Indigenous women from across the Wet Tropics region gathered on Yalanji country in the Daintree area to share ideas and discuss issues related to women managing country. Terrain was able to support this project through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.         The 3-day Jalbu-Jalbu (women’s) Land and Sea Management...

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