Category Archive: Marine

Support a ban on plastic bags

Over 4 million plastic shopping bags are used in Australia every year. Each of these bags will take up to 1000 years to break down, and has the potential to injure or kill marine life for decades to come. The good news is, the solution is simple – we just need to stop using these plastic bags.

There are many alternatives, so there’s no excuse for allowing this pollution to continue. IT’S TIME FOR QUEENSLAND TO BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. South Australia has banned the bag, and we can too. Please act now to protect our precious marine life and prevent this needless waste of natural resources.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/09/18/take-action-on-plastic-bags/

Think Outside the Bag: Keep paradise plastic bag free

CAFNEC are about to launch a plastic bag campaign, to phase out single use plastic bags in three trial areas in the far north. These trial areas will most likely be Babinda, Port Douglas and a portion of Cairns CBD. We recently ran a competition on Facebook to name the campaign, and after many great entries, the winning name for the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/think-outside-the-bag-keep-paradise-plastic-bag-free/

Final Coral Sea Marine Reserve has been announced – but it’s not over yet!

In June 2012 the Federal Environment Minister announced the Final Plan for the Coral Sea and other marine reserves as part of the national system of marine reserves around Australia.  The final decision on the fate of the Coral Sea is undoubtedly a historic step in marine conservation and one that we can all be …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/14/final-coral-sea-marine-reserve-announced-today-but-its-not-over-yet/

Whales of the Coral Sea

The Coral Sea plays a central role in this journey, being one of the most important migration corridors. Here, beyond the Great Barrier Reef, whales swim, feed and breed in warm tropical waters and right now we have a chance to protect this rare and unique place forever! Between April and November Australia’s eastern coastline is home to the spectacular acrobatic displays of migrating whales.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/04/whales-of-the-coral-sea/

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