Category Archive: Reef in Danger

Great Barrier Reef – World Hertitage in Danger?

Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment released for public comment Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer Concerned about poor health of the reef and deteriorating water quality, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasover recent years raised concerns about the future of this World Heritage listed site, even considering listing the Great Barrier Reef as World Heritage ‘in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/great-barrier-reef-world-hertitage-danger/

Marine Response Team 1st meeting – volunteer opportunity

Marine Response Team: Conservation action for our far North Queensland marine environment. Here in Queensland’s far North we enjoy one of the most diverse and beautiful marine environments in the world. Our ocean, reefs, estuaries and marine life need our help to survive and prosper. We need your help to protect the world below the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/23/marine-response-team-1st-meeting-volunteer-opportunity/

Federal election environment scorecard

Are you wondering where our local Federal election candidates stand on environment issues?
We asked the candidates in Leichhardt a few questions to find out, and have created a scorecard to compare them.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/29/federal-election-environment-scorecard/

Bob Irwin speaks for the reef – Cairns June 27th

Life long conservationist Bob Irwin invites you to join him for a special event to hear why the greatest reef on earth needs your help. June 27th from 6.30pm at Rydges Plaza, cnr Spence and Grafton Sts, Cairns.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/18/bob-irwin-speaks-for-the-reef-cairns-june-27th/

Reef Walk 2013 – Cairns to Gladstone

Reef Walk 2013 is a community project initiated by 72 year old June Norman. This year June, along with a group of committed people, is walkomg the 1,200 km from Cairns to Gladstone to highlight threats to the reef. The Reef Walkers left Cairns on Saturday 1st June with a strong display of community support.  Want …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/05/14/reef-walk-2013-cairns-launch-1-june/

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior arrives in Cairns April 27

This week, six brave Greenpeace volunteers climbed onto a coal tanker just outside the Great Barrier Reef and stayed there for 28 hours. They did this because Australia’s coal exports are the nation’s greatest contribution to climate change and plans are underway to roughly double the volume of coal we export – a development that …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/04/26/greenpeace-rainbow-warrior-arrives-in-cairns-april-27/

Reef at Risk: Coal mining and the Great Barrier Reef

By Anna McGuire, CAFNEC Coordinator CAFNEC, the Australian Conservation Foundation and Greenpeace Australia Pacific held a forum on this issue in February 2013. This forum featured Mark Ogge from the Australia Institute and Louise Mattheisson from Greenpeace. The Great Barrier Reef that we all know and love is at risk.  Coal companies are planning to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/reef-at-risk-coal-mining-and-the-great-barrier-reef/

Trinity Inlet Issue summary

Proposal to expand dredging operation in Trinity Inlet – issue summary September 2012 Update 2013 – Trinity inlet fact sheet 1 Cairns Port Authority proposes to: • Widen the existing outer channel (11.2km long) from 90m wide to 140m wide; • Increase the depth of the outer channel and inner harbour channel from 8.3m to 9.4m; …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/02/20/trinity-inlet-issue-summary/

Public forum – Reef at Risk: Coal mining and the Great Barrier Reef, THIS THURSDAY 7 Feb

Coal mining companies are planning up to nine new coal terminals along the Great Barrier Reef coast, meaning thousands more coal ships crossing the reef and millions of tonnes of sea-bed dredging. Come along to find out what this means for the reef that we all love.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/01/25/public-forum-reef-at-risk-coal-mining-and-the-great-barrier-reef/

The river flows to the reef

I have lived alongside the Johnstone River for forty-two years and watched the river run red every time heavy rain falls. Lately,  I have noticed it needs less and less rainfall to cause the river to run red.                   At the mouth of the Johnstone River the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/the-river-flows-to-the-reef/

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