Tag Archive: marine

Boat Bay Debacle

There is a proposal to build a marina, in beautiful Boat Bay at Mission Beach. It will irrevocable change this environment, as excavation of 14 hectares of mangroves is required, to build an ‘all-states-of-the-tide’ boating facility. Background Boat Bay is located on the northern side of the headland of Clump Point, at the northern end …

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Environmental Film Night – FREE!

Tues 28 August, at “The Pavilion” Community Tent at The Village on the Esplanade CAFNEC presents three environmental films to stimulate and educate.  Bring your friends out for an intimate evening on the Esplanade with CAFNEC, as part of Festival Cairns 2012. 5.15pm –  Bimblebox –  a documentary that highlights the grass-roots battles between coal …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/08/17/environmental-film-night-free/

Wayne Swan forces adhoc development in the GBRWHA – Pre-empts proper assessment process

MEDIA RELEASE – Monday 9th July 2012 Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook Inc. and Cassowary Coast Alliance On the dubious basis that “Mr Katter insists there is no safe harbour for boaties between Cairns and Townsville”, Wayne Swan has apparently bypassed all state and commonwealth legal, planning and approval processes. He has given away $5.5m of …

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Think Outside the Bag: Keep paradise plastic bag free

CAFNEC are about to launch a plastic bag campaign, to phase out single use plastic bags in three trial areas in the far north. These trial areas will most likely be Babinda, Port Douglas and a portion of Cairns CBD. We recently ran a competition on Facebook to name the campaign, and after many great entries, the winning name for the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/think-outside-the-bag-keep-paradise-plastic-bag-free/

Whales of the Coral Sea

The Coral Sea plays a central role in this journey, being one of the most important migration corridors. Here, beyond the Great Barrier Reef, whales swim, feed and breed in warm tropical waters and right now we have a chance to protect this rare and unique place forever! Between April and November Australia’s eastern coastline is home to the spectacular acrobatic displays of migrating whales.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/04/whales-of-the-coral-sea/