For over 30 years CAFNEC has been here to represent community concerns about our environment, helping the community have their voices heard and take action. CAFNEC was formed in 1981 by members of a number of local conservation groups. As a regional conservation council, we help coordinate action on important environment issues and a have a state and national platform for regional environment issues. As an environment centre we also provide a single, accessible contact point for conservation action in the region. Since 1981 CAFNEC has led, collaborated and supported scores of campaigns to advocate for our FNQ environment.
Water security is an increasing concern across the nation. Despite housing the Wet Tropics, FNQ is no different. We are witnessing increasing pressure for water infrastructure. CAFNEC is working with experts & community to ensure that we get solutions that are good fore people and the environment.
Climate Change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time! CAFNEC is helping the FNQ Region to take action, and you can get involved too.
Learn about our doorknocking work, climate action now signs, and how to make sure the our decision makers are setting ambitious goals!
Emissions Reduction from the energy sector is essential for a safe climate. However large scale development of any kind presents a threat to biodiversity & we need to ensure a rapid transition doesn’t come at a cost to nature and people.