Terrain NRM eNewsletter | Jan/Feb 2015

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JCU - The Herbert River Catchment will be working with partners to restore 40 hectares of degraded wetland habitat thanks to a State Government grant of $90,000 towards the work. Read more

Jan/Feb 2015

From Carole...

I am not sure about everyone else, but with an election over the new year period, this past holiday season proved to be a busy one for many of us. A big focus during this time was the Great Barrier Reef and the investment needed to continue the great work of community and farmers to improve water quality entering the reef.

Terrain actively worked with other NRM regions across the Great Barrier Reef catchments and industry bodies to focus on input to the Reef Long Term Sustainability Plan.  We believe it is very important to ensure that local science and work done within the regions by our community  influences  planning, actions and resources for coastal catchments. Read more

Other News & Links

- Dpt of Environment - Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update February 2015
- Invasive Animals CRC - Invitation to comment: What is needed to reduce barriers to action on invasive animals
- TERN - A watchful eye on Australia's fires; Long-term research infrastructure facilitates ground-breaking rainforest study; Critical infrastructure for National Environmental Science Programme
- Courier Mail - Chemical scare in barramundi and coral trout
- Hon Greg Hunt - Additional $743,000 to boost protection of Australia's threatened species; Water quality is already improving in the Great Barrier Reef; Emissions Reduction Fund opens for business; More Green Army projects set to roll out across the country
- The Conversation - How scaring starfish could help to save the Great Barrier Reef
- GBRMPA - The latest 'Current Conditions on the Great Barrier Reef' update for January is now live; Nominations now open for Local Marine Advisory Committees
- Dpt of National Health & Medical Research - ...little evidence of adverse health effects from wind farms; Clarification of future wind farm research funding
- Australian National University - Protected Area Governance and Management
- PestSmart - The role of rabbit and other invasive herbivore control in reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions 
- JCU - Jobs versus the environment: the debate Queensland can end

Climate science to inform the NRM Plan

The Wet Tropics' NRM Plan team is working with climate scientists and professionals to source the latest climate research outcomes to inform the review of the NRM Plan. Read more

Reef Trust update

The Reef Trust Tender - Wet Tropics is a new initiative to improve nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) on cane farms in the Wet Tropics region. Read more

Leading sugar growers gather in Townsville for Project Catalyst

Sugar farmers showcase serious action state-wide to reduce the impact of agriculture the Great Barrier Reef. Read more
The six Reef Regions have today released a report estimating the cost of improving the health of catchments and quality of water emptying into the Great Barrier Reef at $785 M spread over the next five years. Read more

Threatened Species funding in the north target Mahogany Glider

One of north Queensland's most vulnerable species, the Mahogany Glider, has been given a $33,000 boost. Read more

117 recipients will share in almost $5m from the Everyone's Environment grants and a further $5m is being provided to local community groups and individuals across Australia in 2014-15 as part of the 25th Anniversary Landcare grants. Read more
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