Bag It film screening & how to fundraise for Plastic Free July

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Date : Thursday, June 30 Time: 06:00 – 09:00 PM Location: Hammock Cafe, 70 Abbott St, Cairns City, QLD 4870 Details: Join us the night before Plastic Free July kicks off for some motivation – courtesy of Bag It! – the film. Bring along your pillows, blankets and snacks to settle in for a passion-igniting story of …

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It All Adds Up: Family Fun Beach Day

  Date : Saturday, June 25 Time: 02:00 – 05:30 PM Location: Yorkeys Knob Foreshore Park (Northern Sims Esplanade) Details: A family friendly event for all ages that aims to raise awareness about plastic consumption and its effects on our environment. With Plastic Free July just around the corner, we would love to show the community what …

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Tree Clearing Laws (Qld)

Public Forums – Cairns and Mareeba CAFNEC, EDO NQ and ACF would like to invite all members of the public to attend one of the public forums being held in both Cairns and Mareeba to ask questions about, and hear the case for supporting, the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. WHEN:  …

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Yellow Crazy Ants – Queensland E-Petition

Without urgent action a horror story will unfold in and around this unique World Heritage Area. Yellow crazy ants have breached the boundary of the  Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – internationally recognised as the world’s second most irreplaceable natural World Heritage site – Queenslanders, tell your elected members you want support for the eradication …

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WET TROPICS DISCOVERIES – SEA TO SUMMIT 23 APRIL

Join CAFNEC and the Wet tropics Management Authority at the Cairns Botanic Gardens as some of the region’s eminent scientists and ecologists present new plant discoveries and ornithological data from our mangroves and shores to our mountains. Date: Saturday 23 April 2016 Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Talks and presenters: 1. Amazing …

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Easter Holiday Bat Chats

Easter Bat Chats 2016

Bat Chats is an informal guided tour of the vulnerable Spectacled Flying Fox roost outside Cairns City Library and vicinity. People will learn about how the Spectacled Flying Fox is a “keystone species” which has a key role in seed dispersal around the region. Watch the evening ‘fly-out’! Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm Where: Corner of Aplin St …

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World Wetlands Day – Mangroves Matter

DATE: Tuesday 2 Feb 2016 TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm LOCATION: On the grass between the Fig Tree Playground and Mondo’s CAFNEC are encouraging the people of Cairns to join in a community picnic this World Wetlands Day to celebrate the magnificent wetlands and mangrove communities we have right here on our doorstep. Bring a plate (and your stories) to help spread the word …

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Highlights of CAFNEC 2015

Highlights of 2015 We’ve had such a lot happen this year, we made a list. Read about major successes in protecting Cairns port; the huge Cairns People’s Climate March; our vibrant Marine Protection Team’s projects; and big news about our staff and volunteer workers. Happy festive season to all our supporters!

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New National Park areas in Far North Queensland welcomed

New National Park areas in Far North Queensland welcomed. Nature lovers are today welcoming the upgrading of 12 areas of State forest to National Park, most of which are in Far North Queensland. The announcement came with a commitment from Environment and National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles to upgrade overall Queensland protected area coverage …

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Take action to welcome Government vote regarding land clearing laws

CALL TO ACTION   CAFNEC is today congratulating the Government and Independent MPs Billy Gordon and Peter Wellington on voting down a LNP motion to halt the promised restoration of land clearing controls in Queensland. The LNP motion (27/10/15) called on the Government to not introduce any amendment’s to Queensland’s vegetation management framework. As Deputy …

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