Category Archive: News

CAFNEC editorial, Ecotone articles, general interest

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/

Environmental Policy Candidates Forum

The Queensland State election has been called for Saturday 25th of November.. Join us: ‘Environmental Policy Candidates Forum’ Tuesday 14th November Where: Pacific Hotel – Harbour Room, 43 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870 When: 6.00 – 8.00 pm Tuesday 14th November. Extra details: Drinks available to purchase Why: Far North Queensland is home to two World …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/11/08/environmental-policy-candidates-forum/

MangroveWatch Volunteer Training: October 2017

This training has been and gone – check out the Mangrove Watch Cairns Chapter page for up to date information on the project.    About the training: The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have received funding from the Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) and Cairns Regional Council to establish our very own …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/10/11/mangrovewatch-cairns-volunteer-training/

Have your say: Cairns Shipping Development Project EIS

Dredging in Cairns is back on the table  Only 24 hrs left to have your say! Make a submission using the form below. Submissions Close 5 pm Friday 25th August. It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is one of the great wonders of our natural world, worthy of our very best endeavours to protect …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2017/08/24/say-cairns-shipping-development-project-eis/

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