Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally

Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally event. Bob Irwin, veteran environmental warrior and father of the late Steve Irwin, has been confirmed as a key speaker at the upcoming major community event at Cairns Lagoon on April 6th. Bob Irwin said: “The Reef is one of the …

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Community Film Night

RegenAG MasHumus Farm Study Tour of Latin America   Join RegenAG for 3 short films documenting their farm study tour taken by 17 Australian farmers to Mexico, Costa Rica & Ecuador in September 2013.  Hear how Latin farmers are beating the odds against rising input costs, water changes and declining soil health.  Learn their methods, …

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Petition: Save Our Reef – Protect Our Inlet – Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal

Petition: Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal Ports North, is proposing to undertake a major dredging operation in Trinity Inlet, however there are serious environmental risks and major community concerns with the proposal. Given the sensitive Inlet environment, the proximity of the Inlet to Great Barrier Reef, and its value to the tourism …

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Port Douglas reef rally – rise up for the reef!

Rise Up For the Reef!   The Port Douglas and surrounding community will come together to raise awareness and demonstrate community opposition to dredging proposals along the Great Barrier Reef coast, with a particular focus on the Cairns Port dredging proposal. This will be an important event and will build momentum for the even larger …

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What is the future of our reef? – Community survey results released

Community survey results released – concerned community has their say Read survey result highlights and download the full survey results. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have released the results of the ‘What is the future of our reef’ community survey. The extensive survey was taken by 843 community members from Cairns and surrounding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/05/future-reef-community-survey-results-released/

High Community Concern About Cairns Dredging Proposal

High Community Concern About Cairns Dredging Proposal The soon to be published results of the ‘What is the Future of Our Reef?’ Community survey show a high level of community concern regarding the Cairns Shipping Development proposal. The public outcry regarding the recent decision on Abbot Point dredging and dumping foreshadows public protest and community …

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Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2014

The Far North Wilderness Bike Tour is on!!! This event runs from September 27th to October 4th, 2014.  This unforgettable 8 day, fully catered, self-paced bike tour will take participants over 500kms through some of the most spectacular landscapes of tropical north Queensland. Riders will be supported by a crew who will transport their luggage, …

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Comment on the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment

  The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have serious concerns with the adequacy of the Strategic Assessment. Our comments on the Strategic Assessment are below and are downloadable as a pdf here. Public Consultation on the Assessment closes on Friday 31 January 2014.  http://www.reefhaveyoursay.com.au/have-your-say Background to the Strategic Assessment In March 2012 a joint …

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Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone?

Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone? Ports North proposes to dredge over 5 million m³ of potentially contaminated mud to expand the Cairns shipping channel. This proposal is known at the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Dredging and dumping of dredge spoil poses many risks to the environment and to our fishing and tourism industries. …

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What is the future of the Great Barrier Reef – community survey

What is the Future of The Great Barrier Reef? Far-North Queensland Community Survey We have launched our new survey designed to assess your opinions regarding the current and future environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef. We plan to use the results to identify community and business priorities, and help facilitate action to protect our world heritage icon. 1st Prize: Two nights accommodation …

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