Category Archive: Natural Resource Management

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Cape York Regional Plan Media Release

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION AND CAIRNS AND FAR NORTH ENVIRONMENT CENTRE MEDIA RELEASE 14 May 2014 Qld Government declares welcome rethink of Cape York Regional Planning process. Today’s announcement by the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to rethink the Cape York regional planning process is welcomed by planning committee members Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Cairns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/14/cape-york-regional-plan-media-release/

Forest for the Future

By Anna McGuire, CAFNEC Coordinator Forests are such an important part of life in far north Queensland. Our native rainforests and open forests underpin a significant tourism industry, have important recreational and spiritual values for our community, and provide habitat for the native species that make our region unique. Forests provide critical ecosystem services such …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/forest-for-the-future/

Proposed amendments to the Vegetation Management Act put Queensland biodiversity at risk

April 2013 The Newman Government is proposing amendments to the Vegetation Management Act 1999 that will mean: Clearing applications could now be made for ‘additional relevant purposes’ of high value agricultural clearing and irrigated high value agricultural clearing. This would mean that north Queensland would be exposed to extensive clearing for agricultural purposes, with adverse …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/04/22/proposes-amendments-to-the-vegetation-management-act-put-queensland-biodiversity-at-risk/

Weeds of Northern Australia: a Field Guide

A book by Nicholas Smith Environment Centre NT has recently published this informative field guide, featuring 150 species. The guide aims to help identify high priority weeds threatening Northern Australia, and is written to be accessible to all, including pastoralists, park managers and Aboriginal land managers. To order a copy – contact the Environment Centre NT via their website (www.ecnt.org) or calling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/weeds-of-northern-australia-a-field-guide/