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Write to the Premier for Climate Action

Across regional Queensland we are feeling the impacts of Climate Change. Hotter days, extreme flood events, fires, coastal flooding and erosion and...

Join us for our first ‘Move for our environment’ fundraiser!

Join us for our first 'Move for our environment' peer to peer fundraiser! Bike, Walk or Swim for the protection of our environment 1-31 October...

MangroveWatch Trinity Inlet Local Action Plan Workshop

HAVE YOUR SAY AND INFLUENCE ON GROUND ACTION PLANS CAFNEC has been collecting shoreline video assessment data of estuaries like Trinity Inlet in Far...

Submission: QLD Renewable Energy Zones

CAFNEC has prepared a submission to the Queensland Governments Discussion Paper on Renewable Energy Zones. Submission close on the 14th of January...

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre is the peak regional non-government environmental organisation for Far North Queensland. 

Above Photo: Buttress Tree on Mt Lewis Photo from Rainforest Country by Kaisa and Stanley Breeden, published by Fremantle Press

CAFNEC acknowledges the Gimuy-walubarra Yidinji and Yirrganydji People, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are located. We extend that acknowledgement to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of Far North Queensland, the area which CAFNEC helps to look after. We recognise the strength and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our community and the signficant historical and continued care for land and Sea Country that they lead. We pay our respects to all elders past present and emerging.

Above Photo: Buttress Tree on Mt Lewis Photo from Rainforest Country by Kaisa and Stanley Breeden, published by Fremantle Press

Members

Supporters

Volunteers

What Drives Us

Our Mission

To bring together the broad-based community and other organisations to take action to promote a vibrant Far North Queensland natural environment.

OUR REGION is simply

irreplaceable 

CAFNEC represents a region that stretches from Cardwell to the Torres Strait Islands, through the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and Cairns and surrounding areas. Known as Far North Queensland (FNQ).

 Where the reef meets the rainforest, FNQ boasts two of Australia’s most iconic World Heritage Areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Just two of vast and varied environments we love.

OUR CHALLENGES ARE great

but not insurmountable

Now, more than anytime in history, our natural environments are under threat from the impacts of modern society.

However, history also tells us that we are capable of great change. When communities come together we can achieve great things. CAFNEC is committed to empowering FNQ communities to come together and fight for the environments that we love and depend on.

OUR ORGANISATION IS

made of people like you

When it comes to the greatest threats to our environment, people are the problem and people are the solution. Here at CAFNEC we know that the FNQ community is ready and willing to come together and act as stewards of our environment.

Our organisation is made up of everyday people who dedicate time and passion to a connected community and vibrant natural environment

I’m from Indonesia and CAFNEC gave me the opportunity to experience first hand how an NGO operates in Australia. The internship has taught me a lot of valuable lessons, which I hope to apply for the rest of my studies, professional life and also in my community back home.

Amalia

CAFNEC Intern

Being a part of MangroveWatch has really improved my knowledge and appreciation of these important ecosystems. I’m proud that I’ve had the opportunity to help in monitoring these vital mangrove areas. It is a great feeling to contribute to science through Mangrove Watch.

Ian

Mangrove Watch Volunteer

I joined CAFNEC because I wanted to contribute to the conversation around cities and the impact of climate change. As a volunteer, I feel valued by the organisation and I look forward to coming into the office. I think more people should be involved to better assist and inform their community. 

John

Centre Volunteer

The team that door knocked in Edge Hill for the 2019 Federal Election were all keen to see a difference made in getting climate Change and our beloved reef on the agenda for the election.

Kaye

Doorknocking Leaders

“CAFNEC has a long history in FNQ and has been proudly active for more than 30 years. The incredible work and difference that CAFNEC has made is attributed not only to our staff and Management Committee, but every single community member who has donated their time, efforts and money to ensure our region stays beautiful.”

– Lucy Graham, CAFNEC Director

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