Program 12 'Managing for resilience in rainforests'
Program 12 will have four projects designed to assist environmental managers, industry and Indigenous and community groups to manage the Wet Tropics bioregion. This is a complex and often highly contested landscape with many competing interests. The four projects will determine the most effective approaches to collaborative governance, planning and co-management of biodiversity within Indigenous Protected Areas; the most appropriate ways to develop a carbon market within the Wet Tropics region; the best approaches to managing and accelerating revegetation including potential management interventions particularly in the rainforest uplands; and the social and economic value of environmental icons of the Wet Tropics rainforest and their contribution to northern Queensland.
- Project 12.1 'Indigenous co-management and biodiversity protection'
- Project 12.2 'Harnessing natural regeneration for cost-effective rainforest restoration'
- Project 12.3 'Relative social and economic values of residents and tourists in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area'
- Project 12.4 'Governance, planning and the effective application of emerging ecosystem service markets to secure climate change adaptation and landscape resilience in far north Queensland'