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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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: https://cafnec.org.au/what-we-do/marine-conservation/trinity-inlet/ and …

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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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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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Will Cape York have its day in the World Heritage sun? Opinion Piece

Tony Abbott risks being the first Australian prime minister to leave a World Heritage deficit. At present he appears to be going in the opposite direction to his Liberal party predecessors in relation to the Tasmania forests, but the opportunity awaits for a World Heritage nomination in the Cape York Peninsula. Between Malcolm Fraser and …

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Maps & Elevations

Far North Wilderness Bike Tour Route Maps & Elevations Available!!! Interested in registering for this year’s bike tour? Check out our new Maps & Elevations page detailing tracks, distances and elevations from last year’s ride! Use the info to help gauge the fitness level needed to complete the tour.  A huge thank you to last …

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UNESCO ups ante on Great Barrier Reef dredge spoil dumping

UNESCO ups ante on Great Barrier Reef dredge spoil dumping Media release 01/05/2014 The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has overnight sent draft recommendations on the reef to the World Heritage Committee. As reported by the ABC: “The decision condemns the Federal Government’s approval to dispose of three million cubic metres of …

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Cairns flying-fox dispersal: wasting money and ignoring advice

MEDIA RELEASE 28/04/2014 Cairns flying-fox dispersal: wasting money and ignoring advice The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is opposed to the relocation of the flying-fox colony in the Cairns CBD for economic, ecological and animal welfare reasons. Cairns Regional Council is wasting money and ignoring advice in what will be a fruitless attempt …

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Queensland Resources Council and State Government in tag team spin campaign ignoring the ‘reef facts’ about the Great Barrier Reef.

In recent weeks we have seen the publishing by the State Government of its ‘reef facts’ website coordinated with a media blitz and TV ads by the Queensland Resources Council  and an ‘Australians for coal’ website published by the Minerals Council of Australia. This spin campaign is misrepresenting the ‘facts’ and is a blatant attempt …

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Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet event wrap up.

On April 6th 2014 the Cairns and Far North Community came together to express their concern with proposals to dredge to expand Cairns Port, and other dredging / port expansions along the Queensland coast. This highly successful event was attended by a broad range of community members and featured talks from Bob Irwin, Josh Coates, …

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