Category Archive: Marine

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/

International Obligations for Australia’s National Marine Network

A CAFNEC intern recently wrote a report for our Protect Our Coral campaign about: international obligations for Australia’s National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA) and supporting national legislation. The NRSMPA is an Australian initiative drawn from international obligations to create a nation-wide system of marine protected areas, which will be the first of its …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/07/11/international-obligations-for-australias-national-marine-network/

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/

Celebrate With Us World Ocean Day

‘A Special Gathering of Extraordinary People of the Sea’ A dynamic and compelling collection of stories that will take you on a journey from the shallows of the coral reef to the depths of the oceans. Program Stuart Ireland – ‘What happened when the lights went out’ Ben Jones -‘Introducing the Flatback Turtle – an …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/06/celebrate-with-us-world-ocean-day/

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/

Our Love for the Coral Sea

By Mariasole Bianco, Marine Campaigner, CAFNEC It’s impossible not to love the amazing species and landscapes of the Coral Sea. From thickly forested islands to small sandy cays, beautiful coral reefs and yet to be explored reef slopes and deep sea canyons; the Coral Sea contains 49 different habitats and supports over 300 threatened species. It …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/our-love-for-the-coral-sea/

Our Love for the Coral Sea led to greater protection of this marine jewel

Australia is living an historical moment for global ocean conservation with the recently announced national representative network of marine reserve that will ensure that 3.1 million square kilometres of our ocean will be protected and managed primarily for biodiversity conservation. This is a major step forward for creating balance in our oceans and ensuring healthy …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/04/our-love-for-the-coral-sea-leaded-to-a-greater-protection-of-this-marine-jewel/

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