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Hot off the press: August Ecotone!

Ecotone is our quarterly magazine. Our members receive an annual subscription to Ecotone – a great way to keep up to date with the latest issues and find out about upcoming events. Check out the latest edition: Ecotone August 2017 Features include articles on: Oceans in Motion, GBR Legacy, Tree Clearing in Cape York, Trinity …

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First Ecotone for 2017 hot off the press

Ecotone is our quarterly magazine. Our members receive an annual subscription to Ecotone – a great way to keep up to date with the latest issues and find out about upcoming events. Check out the first issue for 2017: Ecotone Febuary 2017 Features include articles on: Quolls, KUR-World, Shelburne Bay Buyback, Coal in PNG, Mangrove Monitoring, Cassowaries …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/02/22/first-ecotone-2017-hot-off-press/

Ecotone Magazine – November 2015 issue

The new November 2015 Ecotone features environmental pledges from Cairns Mayoral candidates before next year’s elections; interviews with and information about CAFNEC’s brand new Management Committee, elected at our AGM in November; and updates on our successful projects, the Cairns Drain Stencil Project and the latest People’s Climate March.               …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/08/ecotone-magazine-november-2015-issue/

Ecotone Magazine – March 2015 issue

Dear readers, we are happy to present our first Ecotone magazine issue for 2015. Topics include updates on the Queensland election results and perspectives on what a new government means for our environment; important local issues and notices; and all about the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2015! We also celebrate the great work of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/03/19/ecotone-magazine-march-2015-issue/

From the President

From the President: good environmental stewardship crosses the political divide Breaking down ideological barriers is the best way, I believe, to find common interests and work to a common cause.  But our Prime Minister has declared he doesn’t “buy the green ideology” turning popular environmental stewardship and good science into an ideological battleground. At the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/president/

The facts and myths about bats

The facts and myths of bats and flying foxes There are over 1250 species of bats in the world, and about 80 here in Australia. The vast majority, about 1000 and 70 respectively, are echolocating microbats that mostly eat insects. The rest are fruit and blossom-eating megabats of which flying foxes are the largest. The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/facts-myths-bats/

Community survey results released

Current condition and threats Late last year the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) released a survey to assess community opinion on the current and future environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The survey was undertaken by 843 members of the regional community at stalls in Cairns Central, at markets and via …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/community-survey-results-released/

Dredging threatens the future of the Great Barrier Reef

Ports North, the organisation responsible for managing north Queensland’s commercial ports, proposes new ‘capital’ dredging of over five million cubic metres of potentially contaminated mud, to expand the Cairns shipping channel – the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Dredging and dumping of dredge spoil poses many risks to the environment and to our fishing and tourism …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/dredging-threatens-future-great-barrier-reef/

A legal personality for the Great Barrier Reed World Heritage Area

As concern for the health of the Great Barrier Reef grows both nationally and internationally, the Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO NQ) has launched a campaign to bestow legal personality on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. What does legal personality mean? Legal personality means that a person or entity has rights …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/legal-personality-great-barrier-reed-world-heritage-area/

World Heritage aesthetic value: the obvious

Australians love “the reef”, but few really know what these words stand for: the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). It was an artist and a poet (John Buust and Judith Wright) who first “saw” and fought for the entirety of the planet’s largest living coral reef, lagoon and coastal system.  That battle was …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/25/world-heritage-aesthetic-value-obvious/

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