Category Archive: News

CAFNEC editorial, Ecotone articles, general interest

Make a Submission: Spectacled Flying Fox Dispersal

Send your statement to the Federal Government EPBC Referrals Gateway using the form below to oppose the dispersal of Spectacled Flying Foxes at Cairns Library The due date for submissions is Monday 29th April 2019.  Fill in your details and send off the form below as is, or make changes to it as you please. We’ve …

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Spectacled Flying Fox Vigil **Change the date**

  Please join us to pay tribute to the 23,000 spectacled flying foxes that lost their lives in the unprecedented heatwave in November. In a peaceful vigil we will solemnly thank those lost for the work that they did in pollinating our plants and seeding the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest. We will promise those …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2019/04/10/spectacled-flying-fox-vigil/

RSVP: Conservation Sector Workshop

RSVP – Conservation Sector Workshop: Wet Tropics Management Plan Review Phase 2 When: Saturday 6th April 10am – 2pm Where: 63 Anderson St, Manunda QLD 4870 (Terrain Meeting Room) Details: Lunch provided To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you take a look at the plan review documents prior to coming – available …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2019/03/27/rsvp-conservation-sector-workshop/

MangroveWatch Volunteer Training: May 2018

Want more general information on MangroveWatch? Click here to head to the landing page.  About the training: Join the Cairns MangroveWatch crew. Come along to the volunteer training day to get skilled up on the videographic method so you can record data on our local estuaries and shorelines. In this training session we will spend a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2018/04/30/mangrovewatch-volunteer-training-may-2018/

Climate Policy Forum

Join Cairns and Far North Environment Centre and Queensland Conservation Council for a lunch time forum to have your input into the conservation sectors response to the Qld Government’s climate policies.   When: Saturday 10 March, 11am – 2.30 pm Where: 63 Anderson Street , Manunda, Cairns Who: All welcome and a free lunch is provided. Places …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2018/03/02/climate-policy-forum/

Save Clump Point

ACT NOW: Make an urgent submission to GBRMPA on the proposed marine infrastructure development at Clump Point, Boat Bay, Mission Beach. DUE 5pm MONDAY 19 Feb 2018.   This is Clump Point, Boat Bay, Mission Beach, situated at the meeting point of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Areas. For decades there has been pressure …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2018/02/18/save-clump-point/

Boomerang Bags Christmas Appeal 2017

Boomerang Bags Christmas Appeal 2017 Thanks to a sustainability grant from Cairns Regional Council we have been able to establish and grow Boomerang Bags Cairns, however, as this funding period comes to an end we are looking for support from individuals and businesses in the region to see Boomerang Bags Cairns continue to thrive.  Can …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/12/18/boomerang-bags-christmas-appeal-2017/

Annual Report 2017

Wow! What a year and my are we proud as punch to present the CAFNEC 2016/17 annual report to you, our beloved members and supporters.  Read the full report – Annual Report 2017  Excerpt: Centre Report – from the President and Director It has been a high energy year both within the organisation and the conservation …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/12/12/annual-report-2017/

Christmas party: Thu 7th December

Dearest members, volunteers, friends, supporters new and old, 2017 is almost done!  Join us on the balcony at Cominos House for one last catch up before the silly season starts.  Drinks available by donation and nibbles provided.  If you’d like to bring a plate to share it would be most welcome but don’t let not …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/11/29/christmas-party-thu-7th-december/

November Ecotone has arrived!

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 November 2017 Features include articles on: CAFNEC’s assessment of the Queensland election, Agile Wallaby crowding, Tree-clearing crisis, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/11/29/november-ecotone-arrived/