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To: The Queensland and Federal Government
Fight for the Forest
We are calling on the new Queensland Government to protect Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area by safeguarding the independence of the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA).
Why is this important?
The Wet Tropics has been ranked the second most irreplaceable World Heritage Area in the world by a team of international scientists. Despite its significance, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the Wet Tropics as of ‘significant concern’ due to the threats posed by invasive plants, animals and diseases and climate change.
The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area as high visitor rates and provides economic stimulus through tourism in Far North Queensland, an industry that much of the regions economy depends on.
Without the work of the Wet Tropics Management Authority, there will be no independent body that can consider the diversity of the people and places that exist in the World Heritage area and how to properly Manage them
How it will be delivered
We’ll be delivering our petition to Dr Steven Miles, Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, at a later date and time. Stay tuned and check your email regularly for updates and how you can get involved in the campaign