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Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef

Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef: A CAFNEC and Market Forces event The investments our big banks make in fossil fuel (coal and gas) projects have a direct impact on the health of our environment; locally this includes threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Market Forces is a new research and public education initiative …

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World Heritage Day Event – message in a bottle

April 18th is World Heritage Day and this year we want to celebrate our national treasure by helping to ensure the Reef is 100% protected. Where: Cairns Esplanade Eastern events lawn, (East of the Lagoon swimming pool) – map link below. What: Picnic and opportunity to send your ‘message in a bottle’ to Greg Hunt …

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Our Great Barrier Reef is an election issue – Evidence for the obvious

Great Barrier Reef environment health matters to locals and tourists. Evidence has been presented in a new report for what many of us know,- people care about the Great Barrier Reef and want to see it protected. They are willing to pay for this to happen and we at CAFNEC think they are also likely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/06/great-barrier-reef-is-an-election-issue-evidence-for-the-obvious/

Scientists echo community in calling for Reef 2050 plan improvements

MEDIA RELEASE: In scathing criticism of the Draft Reef 2050 long term sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef the country’s leading scientific academy has called for Governments to move away from a ‘business as usual’ approach to reef management. The Reef 2050 report was commissioned after UNESCO demanded Australia come up with a plan …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

Reef 2050 draft plan – Guide and easy email letter

Introduction The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan for public comment over a six week period which ends on 27 October 2014. The Plan is designed to inform future development providing an over-arching framework to guide protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from 2015 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/reef-2050-draft-plan-guide-easy-email-letter/

CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

 Save the Great Barrier Reef – protect the Far North. CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. A healthy Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a crucial for the Far North Queensland economy and our social well-being. Our reef and inshore environments are intrinsically linked and we need whole …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/cafnecs-vision-improve-management-future-northern-great-barrier-reef/

Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

Win Great Prizes! CAFNEC Marine Response Team community raffle

You chance to win some great reef trip prizes and support the work of the CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteer group. Please help us to help protect our marine environment by supporting our community raffle. Why not grab a book of tickets and sell them to your friends, workmates and family. An easy way to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/07/win-great-prizes-cafnec-marine-response-team-community-raffle/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/13/port-douglas-reef-rally-rise-reef/

Send a letter – Reject Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project

Send a letter – Reject Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project The dumping of dredge spoil anywhere along the coast adjoining the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) is something that should concern everyone on the planet. This proposal is just one of many dredging proposals along the Great Barrier Reef coastline …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/06/send-letter-reject-dredge-spoil-dumping-permit-abbot-point-expansion-project/

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