Category Archive: World Heritage and Protected Areas

Contribute to the Conservation Sector Submission – Wet Tropics Plan Review

The Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) is currently reviewing the Wet Tropics Management Plan (WTMP) 1998.  The Plan regulates activities within the Wet Tropics area which may have an impact on its World Heritage values and integrity. These activities are primarily those which may affect its ecosystems, vegetation, soils, waterways and scenic values. If individuals …

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Conservation Sector Consultation Workshop on Wet Tropics Plan Review

The consultation workshop will be the major opportunity for the conservation sector to hear from WTMA, ask direct questions and form a better understanding of the impact of the proposed changes. This event will also include a short workshop to identify the concerns and gaps arising from the proposed changes as well as identify proposed changes that …

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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/30/new-national-park-areas-in-far-north-queensland-welcomed/

Stand up for the Reef and stop new Cairns dredging – email your local MP

Today a cruise ship dredging smokescreen, tomorrow an industrial mega-port? Use the easy tool at the bottom of this page to send an email to your local MP’s Developers are pushing for 4.4 million m3 of dirty dredging in Trinity Inlet, to allow the largest giant cruise ships, cargo tankers, and warships into our harbour / into the …

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Ports Bill Committee off track on Cairns dredging

CAFNEC is today commenting on a parliamentary committee report that suggests the Government consider ignoring commitments to UNESCO and the Queensland electorate in favour of amendments to the Ports Bill to allow unfettered new dredging in Cairns.   CAFNEC Director Josh Coates said:   “This recommendation is that the Government ‘consider’ priority port listing for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/02/ports-bill-committee-off-track-on-cairns-dredging/

Cape York Wongai coal mine coordinated project status lapses

Cape York Wongai coal mine fails to progress approvals process as coordinated project status lapses The proposed Wongai coal mine on Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape York has failed to progress its applications with the Queensland government and is no longer listed as a coordinated project under the control of the Department of State Development.  The …

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Opinion: The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia

The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia Opinion: John Gleu, CAFNEC member and Friends Of The Earth Kuranda President Tony Abbott and Leichhardt M.P Warren Entsch revealed their vision for Northern Australia for the next 15 years in their new newly released Northern Australia White Paper. The White Paper predicts that by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/opinion-the-flaw-in-the-new-white-paper-for-developing-northern-australia/

Former Queensland Government legacy revealed with land clearing tripling in Queensland

Cape York Land Clearing, Olive vale and the Great Barrier Reef. Concern over Queensland’s devastating land clearing rates has been resonating throughout the state since changes to the Vegetation Management Act made by the LNP Newman Government led to new approvals for clearing in Cape York and elsewhere– some in the very last days of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/11/former-queensland-government-legacy-revealed-with-land-clearing-tripling-in-queensland/

Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger

MEDIA RELEASE 10/06/2015 Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a report by the Queensland Auditor-General ‘Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments” tabled in Parliament today. The report questions the effectiveness …

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