Mangrove ReefBlitz Events

The Cairns & Far North Environment Centre are excited to be teaming up with Mangrove Watch, Djunnunji Land & Sea Rangers and others to deliver some exciting mangrove related events on the 29th – 30th October as a part of the 2016 Reefblitz. Put simply, ‘No mangroves, no reef’: a thriving reef needs thriving mangroves. The far north is home to the most …

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Green Drinks November 2016 – Last for 2016!

  Green Drinks – 25th November 2016 – 5.00 til 6.30 pm – Last Green Drinks for 2016! Networking for our environment – Bringing together a lively mix of people working in the environmental field from NGOs, academia, government and business. Register Join the Facebook event Read more about Green Drinks Cairns

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/06/21/adds-family-fun-beach-day/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/05/20/yellow-crazy-ants-queensland-e-petition/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/01/28/world-wetlands-day-2015-mangroves-matter-2/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/28/take-action-to-welcome-government-vote-regarding-land-clearing-laws/

Local Businesses open letter on Cairns Dredging and the Ports Bill released

Over one hundred local businesses from Cairns and the far North have signed an open letter calling on the Government and LNP to not amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 to list Cairns and Mourylian ports as industrial ‘priority ports’ and to not allow new dredging in Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to to be able …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/23/local-businesses-open-letter-on-cairns-dredging-and-the-ports-bill-released/

Cairns People’s Climate March

The Cairns People’s Climate March was a huge success! On Saturday 28 November 2015, more than 400 people took part in the Cairns People’s Climate March. The event attracted excellent media coverage (radio, print and TV) and was mentioned in Queensland Parliament by Rob Pyne MP. Many beautiful photos from the day have been shared around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/30/cairns-peoples-climate-march/

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