Tag Archive: ecotone

Wenlock River and Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Protected

By Gavan McFadzean, Northern Australian Campaign Coordinator, The Wilderness Society   In a significant win for the protection of Cape York Peninsula and the rivers of northern Australia, the Queensland Government has announced that the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and the Wenlock River on Cape York Peninsula will be protected from mining. The Wenlock catchment …

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The future of Port Hinchinbrook

By Margaret Moorhouse, Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook  Williams Corporation and Port Hinchinbrook Services are both in liquidation. During its interaction with the proponents of the intended Deed of Company Arrangement (DoCA), the Alliance to Save Hinchinbroook Inc (ASH) corresponded with the Administrators just as they became the Liquidators. Suffice to say that we do not …

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Taking action for our marine environment.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer Launched in October 2013, the CAFNEC Marine Response Team (MRT) has been building a strong base for marine conservation action into 2014. Far North Queensland enjoys one of the most spectacular and diverse marine environments anywhere in the world. Protecting this natural heritage is crucial to our unique cultural, …

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Marine Debris, so where does it come from?

By Heidi Taylor – Tangaroa Blue Foundation Marine debris is pollution that affects almost every waterway, beach and ocean around the world, but when we start to look at what marine debris is actually made from and where it comes from, there’s not just one simple answer or solution. That’s what inspired Tangaroa Blue Foundation …

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Cairns port expansion threatens to undermine our bay.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer   With the ‘Cairns shipping development proposal’ environmental impact statement (EIS) set for release in March or April of 2014 now is a good time to examine the threat the proposed port expansion poses to our marine environment. What is proposed? Ports North proposes to widen the existing outer …

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Local frog populations in trouble

By Deborah Pergolotti, FrogSafe   Prior to cyclone Yasi, local frogs appeared to be making a small comeback.  It was the first time in 13 years that numbers actually improved a little, particularly for the Graceful tree frog.  However, Yasi did something to “biologically clear-fell” the place and even toads disappeared from my area for …

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Great Barrier Reef – World Hertitage in Danger?

Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment released for public comment Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer Concerned about poor health of the reef and deteriorating water quality, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasover recent years raised concerns about the future of this World Heritage listed site, even considering listing the Great Barrier Reef as World Heritage ‘in …

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Daintree protest a catalyst for change

Bill Wilkie To prevent people from destroying the coast at Cape Tribulation in 1982 a group of eight residents, many of them members of the Cape Tribulation Community Council (CTCC) took matters into their own hands.  They were concerned about the degradation of the delicate rainforest bordering the beach resulting from people chopping down trees …

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Cape York Updates

Cape York Regional Plan – have your say! The Queensland Government has just release the draft Cape York Regional Plan. Under the current draft the there is a proposal to ban open cut and strip mining across 32% of the region in zones designated as Strategic Environmental Areas(in addition to the 15% of existing National …

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Vegetation Management – back to the dark age of broad-scale clearing

By Ellen Weber CAFNEC is alarmed by the Newman Government’s decision to wind back the State’s tree clearing laws which helps to protect our endangered animals, birds and plants, our drinking water and our biodiversity. The rules and regulations that brought an end to the clearing and devastation of Queensland’s forests, woodlands and riparian vegetation …

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