CAFNEC gives evidence at Great Barrier Reef Senate Inquiry

On 23/07/2014 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates gave evidence to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting in Townsville. In giving evidence CAFNEC  highlighted issues including: The impacts of the proposed Cairns Port dredging The need to protect the ‘healthy’ section of the reef North of Cooktown from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/24/cafnec-gives-evidence-great-barrier-reef-senate-inquiry/

2014 Bike Tour Rider Jersey

FAR NORTH WILDERNESS BIKE TOUR – 2014 RIDER JERSEY   Introducing this year’s rider jersey! There are still some spots available for the tour, so if you or someone you know is thinking of registering, please visit www.wildernessbiketour.com.  We have a great group of riders registered as well as energetic volunteers that will make this ride …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/22/2014-bike-tour-rider-jersey/

Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again.

MEDIA RELEASE Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again. 16/07/2014 In new information released by Ports North the estimated amount of material to be dumped has been reduced, more detail on proposed dredge spoil dumping locations has come to light and the release of the environmental impact statement for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/16/ports-north-revises-cairns-dredging-proposal-pushes-back-environmental-impact-statement-release/

“Healthy trails to you….”

Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2014 September 27-October 4, 2014 When searching for a fun and unique adventure, there are plenty of tours and events to choose from, but the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour has a ‘healthy’ advantage! Thanks to the tour’s Food Guru, Ellen, each morning of this 8-day charity mountain bike tour …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/26/healthy-trails/

Cairns destroying Heritage trees in a bid to disperse the Cairns City flying fox colony

The Cairns Regional Council is shaming the city in pursuing a permit to cut back Heritage listed trees by up to a further 25%, at the Cairns City Library. This was carried as a resolution at a Council meeting today, 25 June 2014. The Council also cut down a Heritage listed tree at the library …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/25/cairns-destroying-heritage-trees-bid-disperse-cairns-city-flying-fox-colony/

World Heritage Committee confirms need for Australia to do more to protect our reef

The Cairns Port dredging proposal should be scrapped Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) welcomes the June 2014 decision by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) to adopt unchanged recommendations on improving reef health and keep the pressure on Australian governments to address industrial port development, dredging, dumping and poor reef water quality. In 2012 the WHC …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/19/world-heritage-committee-confirms-need-australia-protect-reef/

Great Barrier Reef ‘world heritage in danger’ listing to be discussed in Quatar

MEDIA RELEASE 16/06/2014 The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will this week discuss the recommendation that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as ‘world heritage in danger’. If the committee decides that the Australian and Queensland Governments have not done enough they are likely to maintain pressure on Australia ahead of a final decision on reef …

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Great Barrier Reef report card shows farmers are doing their bit, but what about dredging?

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This report suggests that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land*, but paints a picture of a reef in poor health in many areas. However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/12/great-barrier-reef-report-card-shows-farmers-bit-dredging/

How much do you know about the dredging proposal for Cairns Port? – Short video to share

The CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteers have produced a new short video highlighting the need for more community education regarding the proposed dredging of Cairns Port. How much do you know about the proposal to dredge over 5 million cubic meteres of potentially toxic mud from Cairns Port in Trinity Inlet? Find out more at: http://cafnec.org.au/what-we-do/marine-conservation/trinity-inlet/ and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/05/much-know-dredging-proposal-cairns-port-short-video-share/

CAFNEC submission to senate inquiry identifies areas for improvement in Great Barrier Reef Management

On the 2nd June 2014 CAFNEC provided a submission  to the Senate Inquiry on the management of the Great Barrier Reef. This senate inquiry is timely given UNESCO’s concerns about  the health of the reef and the range of development proposals on the table (including the Cairns Port dredging project). UNESCO is considering recommending that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/02/5096/

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