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Environment FNQ Roundtable

CAFNEC has for a number of years held the Environment FNQ Roundtable to bring together conservation groups that advocate for environmental protection of our unique, tropical Far North Queensland (FNQ) environment. 

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity to:

  • Maintain and strengthen conservation sector networks within the FNQ region;
  • Facilitate knowledge and resource sharing within the region;
  • Take the time to focus on the broader regional perspective;
  • Identify shared challenges and opportunities, and potential areas for collaboration; and
  • Deliver capacity building workshops and identify future training needs and opportunities. 

Read on for details of past events check back for updates on the 2020 event to be released soon. 

Environment FNQ Roundtable Reports

Find out more about our most recent events, and what a day at the Roundtable entails.

A look at the 2018 Environment FNQ Roundtable

After the success of the 2016 event, CAFNEC hosted the 2018 Environment FNQ Roundtable keeping with the 3-day format.

To extend the event broadly across the sector and the region we partnered with the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (RMG) and the Environmental Defender’s Office of Northern Queensland (EDO NQ) to deliver the event.

The event was held at The Northern Outlook Facility in Redlynch Valley, on Djabugay country. A spectacular venue, allowing us to be outside with the rainforest backdrop. Barry Hunter, a Djabugay man, gave attendees an introduction to the cultural landscape of the valley, giving context to the surrounding country.




Welcome to Djabugay Country – Barry Hunter

Presentations from:

  • Terrain NRM
  • Cape York NRM
  • Northern Gulf RMG
  • WTMA

Followed by a panel discussion on the interdendence of sicence, policy, advocacy and implementation in creating change.

Informal social networking wood fired pizzas and campfire conversations.


Capacity building workshops and identifying training needs.


An intimate candid discussion on how groups working in advocacy can connect and have greater impact on decision-making with limited resources.

Participation 2018

Organisations (A-Z):


Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators

Australasian Bat Society

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Bats and Trees Society of Cairns

BirdLife Australia

BirdLife Australia NQ

Boomerang Bags Cairns

Bush Heritage Australia

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre

CAFNEC Marine Response Team

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns-coev forum

Cape York NRM

Cassowary Keystone Conservation Inc

Committee for Waste Reduction

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Department of Education


Djabugay Aporiginal Corporations

Divers for Reef Conservation


Friends of the Earth


Frog Safe NQ

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

GeoTrends Sustainability Consulting

Great Barrier Reef Legacy Inc.

Great Lakes Ambassador

James Cook University

JCU Sustainability Club

Kuranda Envirocare

Native Conofers Carbon Sink

Northern Gulf RMG

NQ Airports

Plastic Free Douglas

Qld Government

Rainforest Reserves Australia

School for Field Studies

Sea Turtle Foundation

Tangaroa Blue

Terrain NRM

The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef

Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group

TropECO James Cook University

Western Cape Turtle Threate Abatement Alliance

Wet Tropics Management Authority

WWF Australia

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