World Wetlands Day – Mangroves Matter

DATE: Tuesday 2 Feb 2016 TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm LOCATION: On the grass between the Fig Tree Playground and Mondo’s CAFNEC are encouraging the people of Cairns to join in a community picnic this World Wetlands Day to celebrate the magnificent wetlands and mangrove communities we have right here on our doorstep. Bring a plate (and your stories) to help spread the word …

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Highlights of CAFNEC 2015

Highlights of 2015 We’ve had such a lot happen this year, we made a list. Read about major successes in protecting Cairns port; the huge Cairns People’s Climate March; our vibrant Marine Protection Team’s projects; and big news about our staff and volunteer workers. Happy festive season to all our supporters!

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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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Take action to welcome Government vote regarding land clearing laws

CALL TO ACTION   CAFNEC is today congratulating the Government and Independent MPs Billy Gordon and Peter Wellington on voting down a LNP motion to halt the promised restoration of land clearing controls in Queensland. The LNP motion (27/10/15) called on the Government to not introduce any amendment’s to Queensland’s vegetation management framework. As Deputy …

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Local Businesses open letter on Cairns Dredging and the Ports Bill released

Over one hundred local businesses from Cairns and the far North have signed an open letter calling on the Government and LNP to not amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 to list Cairns and Mourylian ports as industrial ‘priority ports’ and to not allow new dredging in Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to to be able …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/23/local-businesses-open-letter-on-cairns-dredging-and-the-ports-bill-released/

Cairns People’s Climate March

The Cairns People’s Climate March was a huge success! On Saturday 28 November 2015, more than 400 people took part in the Cairns People’s Climate March. The event attracted excellent media coverage (radio, print and TV) and was mentioned in Queensland Parliament by Rob Pyne MP. Many beautiful photos from the day have been shared around …

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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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Business open letter on dredging

Are you a local business owner? – scroll down to sign and stand with other local business in your region. Open Letter from local businesses regarding Cairns dredging and the Ports Bill. Healthy reef and marine environment = healthy businesses Do you own, run or work in a Cairns and Far North local business? Do you care …

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Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging

  Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 21/09/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today pointing out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns …

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Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging.

  Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 17/09/2015 A letter from Federal Environment Minister Hunt to Queensland Ministers Miles and Lynham published on social media confirms the need to pass the Sustainable Ports Development Bill (2015) without amendments that would allow future new dredging in Cairns. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153187811466169&set=a.10150124028416169.279460.678201168&type=1&fref=nf CAFNEC Director …

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