Category Archive: World Heritage and Protected Areas

Politicians take note: Great Barrier Reef health matters to voters

MEDIA RELEASE 07/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a new report presenting evidence for what many of us know – The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) environmental health matters to locals and tourists, especially in the Far North. This report is well timed in the context of the major …

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REEF HOUR @ Pt Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers, tourists and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism Short presentations from  Mayor of Douglas Shire Julia Leu, tourism professionals and environmental experts and a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/05/reef-hour-pt-douglas/

CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

 Save the Great Barrier Reef – protect the Far North. CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. A healthy Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a crucial for the Far North Queensland economy and our social well-being. Our reef and inshore environments are intrinsically linked and we need whole …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/cafnecs-vision-improve-management-future-northern-great-barrier-reef/

Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

Aquis Resort Environmental Impact Statement – CAFNEC submission

Comment on the Aquis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) closed 5th August 2014. The EIS presented a wide range of potential large scale impacts. CAFNEC has raised a number of concerns in it’s submission, including that: repeated references to strategies and plans that will be developed is an inadequate demonstration, of how impacts of a project of unprecedented …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/10/aquis-environmental-impact-statement-public-comment/

CAFNEC gives evidence at Great Barrier Reef Senate Inquiry

On 23/07/2014 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates gave evidence to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting in Townsville. In giving evidence CAFNEC  highlighted issues including: The impacts of the proposed Cairns Port dredging The need to protect the ‘healthy’ section of the reef North of Cooktown from …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/24/cafnec-gives-evidence-great-barrier-reef-senate-inquiry/

World Heritage Committee confirms need for Australia to do more to protect our reef

The Cairns Port dredging proposal should be scrapped Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) welcomes the June 2014 decision by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) to adopt unchanged recommendations on improving reef health and keep the pressure on Australian governments to address industrial port development, dredging, dumping and poor reef water quality. In 2012 the WHC …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/19/world-heritage-committee-confirms-need-australia-protect-reef/

Great Barrier Reef ‘world heritage in danger’ listing to be discussed in Quatar

MEDIA RELEASE 16/06/2014 The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will this week discuss the recommendation that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as ‘world heritage in danger’. If the committee decides that the Australian and Queensland Governments have not done enough they are likely to maintain pressure on Australia ahead of a final decision on reef …

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Will Cape York have its day in the World Heritage sun? Opinion Piece

Tony Abbott risks being the first Australian prime minister to leave a World Heritage deficit. At present he appears to be going in the opposite direction to his Liberal party predecessors in relation to the Tasmania forests, but the opportunity awaits for a World Heritage nomination in the Cape York Peninsula. Between Malcolm Fraser and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/13/will-cape-york-day-world-heritage-sun-opinion-piece/

Risky Wongai coal project – Bounty Mining deal leads to community concern

Questions continue to be raised regarding the viability of a proposed coal mine involving the Kalpowar Land Trust, Aust-Pac Capital Pty Ltd and new joint venture participant Bounty Mining. The profile of yet another Queensland coal mining project is likely to increase as the small, specialist mining company Bounty Mining has made a deal which …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/18/risky-wongai-coal-project-bounty-mining-deal-leads-to-community-concern/

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