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Taking action for our marine environment.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer Launched in October 2013, the CAFNEC Marine Response Team (MRT) has been building a strong base for marine conservation action into 2014. Far North Queensland enjoys one of the most spectacular and diverse marine environments anywhere in the world. Protecting this natural heritage is crucial to our unique cultural, …

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Proposed Aquis development raises concerns

By Denis Walls, Aquis Aware In recent months there has been a great deal of publicity about the proposed Aquis development at Yorkeys Knob, north of Cairns. Much of the publicity seems to have been in favour. Local, state and federal politicians, many business leaders, as well as News Ltd media, have been extolling its …

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President’s Report

By Andrew Picone There is a renewed urgency in speaking out for the environment and demanding progress towards sustainability. Our region, the Far North and North West, has a population of about 270,000. I would argue that we all want to see a healthy environment, the only difference is, across the various political divides, we …

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Marine Debris, so where does it come from?

By Heidi Taylor – Tangaroa Blue Foundation Marine debris is pollution that affects almost every waterway, beach and ocean around the world, but when we start to look at what marine debris is actually made from and where it comes from, there’s not just one simple answer or solution. That’s what inspired Tangaroa Blue Foundation …

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Enough is enough – The common threat of port expansion

By Wendy Tubman, Coordinator North Queensland Conservation Council When Townsville’s port was established back in 1864, it catered for small ships that plied largely up and down the east coast.  It was in a large but well-sheltered bay, with a large river supplying water for the town growing up around the port and a rich …

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Cairns port expansion threatens to undermine our bay.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer   With the ‘Cairns shipping development proposal’ environmental impact statement (EIS) set for release in March or April of 2014 now is a good time to examine the threat the proposed port expansion poses to our marine environment. What is proposed? Ports North proposes to widen the existing outer …

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Local frog populations in trouble

By Deborah Pergolotti, FrogSafe   Prior to cyclone Yasi, local frogs appeared to be making a small comeback.  It was the first time in 13 years that numbers actually improved a little, particularly for the Graceful tree frog.  However, Yasi did something to “biologically clear-fell” the place and even toads disappeared from my area for …

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Great Barrier Reef – World Hertitage in Danger?

Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment released for public comment Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer Concerned about poor health of the reef and deteriorating water quality, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasover recent years raised concerns about the future of this World Heritage listed site, even considering listing the Great Barrier Reef as World Heritage ‘in …

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Daintree protest a catalyst for change

Bill Wilkie To prevent people from destroying the coast at Cape Tribulation in 1982 a group of eight residents, many of them members of the Cape Tribulation Community Council (CTCC) took matters into their own hands.  They were concerned about the degradation of the delicate rainforest bordering the beach resulting from people chopping down trees …

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Cape York Updates

Cape York Regional Plan – have your say! The Queensland Government has just release the draft Cape York Regional Plan. Under the current draft the there is a proposal to ban open cut and strip mining across 32% of the region in zones designated as Strategic Environmental Areas(in addition to the 15% of existing National …

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