Reef Hour @ Salt House

Reef Hour The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism. Short presentations from tourism professionals and environmental experts and a chance for informal discussions with …

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Pictures of Cairns dredging highlight impact

MEDIA RELEASE 03/10/2014 New pictures released today of maintenance dredging in Cairns show the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates recently joined professional photographers for a fly over the maintenance dredging being undertaken in Cairns port …

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Community forum on Cairns dredging a resounding success

A great turn out, expert speakers, dozens of committed volunteers and a hot topic – all the ingredients for a highly successful event. CAFNEC would like to thank the speakers and panellists on the night who spoke passionately, clearly and informatively to a full house on a range of topics related to the proposed port …

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Top class line-up of speakers for Community Forum on Cairns Port Dredging

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 6:30 24th September 2014 at the Cairns Choral Society 31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to be able to bring a …

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Will the Reef 2050 plan actually protect our World Heritage icon?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is concerned that the draft Reef 2050 plan released today falls short of what is required to protect the Great Barrier Reef into the future. MEDIA RELEASE 15/09/2014 Headlining CAFNEC concerns is the reliance on the Queensland Ports Strategy, North East Shipping Management Plan and a yet …

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CAFNEC Membership Special

**1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL** June 17 – September 17, 2014 $10/Individual and $15/Family Far North Queensland is currently facing many challenges that threaten our environment and therefore the health, happiness and well-being of all. Now more than ever, we need a strong community voice for the environment, for the people that care and all of us …

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GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area

MEDIA RELEASE GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area 04/09/2014 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has today welcomed the report of the Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We are pleased that …

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Abbot Point offshore dumping backflip – call to rule out offshore dumping in Cairns

The Abbot Point consortium (North Queensland Bulk Ports, GVK Hancock and Adani Group) have reportedly announced that they will re-submit a proposal to Environment Minister Greg Hunt, for onshore dumping as an alternative to the approved offshore dumping at Abbott Point. The change is in response to community opposition to dredging and dumping near the …

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Novotel Oasis applies to cut down Spectacled Flying Fox roost trees!

Novotel Oasis Resort has submitted a referral under the EPBC Act 1999, of the proposed action to remove 11 trees on and adjacent to the site. Claims in the referral include that the action will not result in a significant impact because spectacled flying foxes (SFF) are only in two of the trees; numbers of individuals are …

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Environment, science, politics and economics mean no new dredging is the only option for Cairns

The screening of the Four Corners episode ‘Battle for the Reef’ on Monday the 18th of August held many revelations including: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) appointed a career bureaucrat to approve dumping of dredge spoil in World Heritage waters after it was rejected by in-house scientists. Long-term monitoring of dredging impacts …

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