Tag Archive: reef

Centre Report

By Anna McGuire, Coordinator.  This edition we’re celebrating the beauty and diversity of life in the far north. From seagrasses to the weeping paperbark, pied-imperial pigeons to the opal cling-gobi, our region is full of so many intriguing species. We invite you to read on and join us in finding out a bit more about …

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Plastic-Free Push

On July 11th, 2013, Environment Minister Andrew Powell confirmed the Queensland Government would be considering a ban on plastic bags, but by the next day the story had changed.  On Friday, 12th July, Minister Powell said, “The Newman Government will not introduce waste or recycling measures that increase the cost of living for Queenslanders.” We …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/06/plastic-free-push-for-cairns/

Bob Irwin speaks for the reef – Cairns June 27th

Life long conservationist Bob Irwin invites you to join him for a special event to hear why the greatest reef on earth needs your help. June 27th from 6.30pm at Rydges Plaza, cnr Spence and Grafton Sts, Cairns.

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Reef in Danger Action Group meeting – 6pm Tues 27 Nov 2012

Community action is needed to halt the continued push by the Newman government to expand port infrastructure along the Great Barrier Reef coast, including the Abbott Point and Trinity Inlet projects. Not to mention,the State Government’s ongoing support for coal and gas mining and the very real potential for uranium mining in North Queensland. Our …

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Coral Sea Update – stay tuned!

The ongoing work for the protection of the iconic Coral Sea The national network of marine reserves recognises the value of our oceans as the common heritage of all Australians and announces Australia as a world’s leader in marine conservation. During the recent public consultation period on the final zoning over 83,000 people entered submissions in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/07/coral-sea-update/

Our reef at risk from coal expansion

Protecting the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in a time of massive mining expansion in Queensland is critically important. Cumulative impacts have never been assessed and this oversight has led to the recent assessment by GBRMPA (in their new Biodiversity Conservation Strategy) that humpback whales, inshore dolphins, sharks, rays, sawfish, sea snakes, threadfin salmon, offshore seabirds …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/11/our-reef-at-risk-from-coal-expansion/

Environmental Film Night – FREE!

Tues 28 August, at “The Pavilion” Community Tent at The Village on the Esplanade CAFNEC presents three environmental films to stimulate and educate.  Bring your friends out for an intimate evening on the Esplanade with CAFNEC, as part of Festival Cairns 2012. 5.15pm –  Bimblebox –  a documentary that highlights the grass-roots battles between coal …

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