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  • Kuranda Tree Frog

    Kuranda Leaps into Action to Save Endangered Frog

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    The endangered Kuranda Tree Frog is the focus of a community plan to ensure its survival. The Kuranda Tree Frog Community Action Plan will be launched today and is the culmination of over a year’s work by community members, government agency staff and natural resource management consultants. With just 750 froggies left, the endangered species...

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  • Bioreactors – A new line of defence for the GBR

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 8, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Denitrification bioreactors could be a new line of defence for the Great Barrier Reef, and an upcoming field day and forum is an opportunity to learn about the possible outcomes and future use in tropical environments. Organiser Rhianna Robinson, Research Agronomist from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) said the free event will bring...

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  • Notice of Annual General Meeting

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 30, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Terrain's 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 23rd November 4.00pm to 4.45pm, at the Terrain Office: 2 Stitt St, Innisfail Please use this link to access the paperwork associated with this year’s AGM: AGM Business Papers including proxy and voting papers Terrain NRM 2017/18 Financial report Terrain’s 2017/18 Annual Report (available from 31 October...

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  • Indigenous Director Opportunity

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 29, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Terrain NRM is looking for an Indigenous Director to join its seven-member board. The board looks at the big picture, and provides direction on protecting and improving environmental assets like soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity, and that are in the best interests of the region’s stakeholders. Outgoing Director Allison Halliday said it is a great...

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  • Mission Beach celebrates new nature refuge

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    October 25, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    The Mission Beach community will celebrate next week when a long-running campaign to save a critical patch of cassowary habitat culminates in a new nature refuge. Community members are gathering on Tuesday (30 October) at Lot 66 – a section of remnant rainforest that grabbed national headlines 10 years ago when former Federal Environment Minister...

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  • Wet Tropics Reef champion finalists

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 10:44 pm

    A marine biologist campaigning to reduce ocean waste and a cane farmer reducing synthetic nitrogen use are among the Far North finalists in Australia’s 2018 Reef Champion Awards. Cairns marine biologist Nicole Nash, Tully cane grower Ray Zamora, volunteers from the Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group, DAFF extension officer Allan Blair, Sugar Research Australia’s Gavin...

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  • Mapping an online future

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    October 22, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Caring for country now involves drones, GPS mapping and online mapping portals. Indigenous groups in the Wet Tropics are going digital to record their land, sites of cultural significance and environmental projects ranging from tree plantings to traditional burns. And the project is bringing together the older and younger generations. Traditional owner Rona Hart said...

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  • Upper Johnstone landholder workshops

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:09 am

    We want to learn more about erosion hot-spots in the Upper Johnstone region for the new Upper Johnstone Integrated Project - especially if you are a grazier. So we'd love to see you at upcoming 'Walking the Landscape' workshops relating to Ithaca-Thiaki and Malanda Creek sub-catchments, & the Nerada region. This project will repair high-priority spots & improve...

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  • Vale Margaret Thorsborne

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:06 am

    The pied imperial pigeons were arriving when Margaret Thorsborne left – a fitting farewell for a woman who worked tirelessly to protect these migratory birds. Margaret passed away last week at 91 years of age. Her legacy – as an environmental champion in the Wet Tropics region – will live on for much longer.  A...

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  • Wetland restoration

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:49 am

    A weed-choked haven for feral pigs has been transformed into wetlands supporting native plants, animals and the Great Barrier Reef. Ingham farmers Sam and Santo Lamari described a 40ha patch of swampland on their property as “an absolute disaster” until a group of organisations secured funding and invested more than $90,000 in its restoration. The...

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