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.
Our way of life in Far North Queensland is special, living side-by-side with the oldest living tropical rainforest, and the stunning Great Barrier Reef.
This year we want to hear from you. We want to know your experiences of living in Far North Queensland. To understand the challenges and the changes you have seen to our climate, and our way of life.
We know that the majority of Queenslanders want climate action, but decision makers seem to think regional QLD doesn’t!
But as we are facing the frontline of climate impacts in Australia, we are calling for action more than anyone.
Now you can get a sign for your fence to show our politicians and power holders that we want climate action now!
Spectacled Flying Foxes are a keystone species for our World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest yet their population has dropped 80 to 85% in recent years. Our community has been tirelessly campaigning for their ongoing conservation despite the inaction of all levels of Government.
To avoid the worst of climate change we know that we need to reduce our emissions and an essential step is to scale up our use of renewable energy, and reduce our use of fossil fuels. We are excited to see that the Queensland Government is progressing the the transition to renewable in Queensland. However, we are seeing energy development across Queensland out-run government planning and result in uncoordinated development which will not result in best practice for nature, community and our climate future.