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The Wet Tropics Management Authority warns climate change is likely to result in ‘substantial ecological change’ in north Queensland. Photograph: Maria Grazia Casella/Alamy Stock Photo
December 7, 2019

Climate change is escalating as “the most significant threat” to Australia’s wet tropics world heritage area, with an update to parliament reporting the outlook for the bioregion is a cause of “great concern”. The grim assessment of the critical north Queensland rainforest region is outlined in an annual snapshot of the protected area prepared by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, which urges greater national and international effort to address the causes of climate change.

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