Blue dots/Protected plants for rural landholders

What are the Blue dots/Protected plants? Protected plants/blue dots are areas identified by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) as a high risk area for containing rare plants. They are based on Queensland Herbarium specimens of rare plants that have been sent in for identification at some time in the past (sometimes 40+ years ago). The location of this specimen is then buffered by a 2 km circle. A copy of the blue dot maps are available on the last page of the vegetation maps, available at: https://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/qld/environment/land/vegetation/vegetation-map-request-form What does it mean to a landholder? If you have…

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Winner of Mayor’s Innovation Gold Coast Award July 2017

Ecosure has won the Mayor's Innovation Gold Coast Award for the month of July. This award recognises businesses who have implemented innovation through new technologies, management and business practices and promotes effectiveness and quality of our products to increase client's satisfaction.  

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Searching for orphaned baby quolls

When Ecosure team member, Avery Keller, found a lactating female spotted-tailed quoll that had been recently hit by a car and killed, there was no time to lose in the effort to raise funds and launch a search for the possible denning site of orphaned young! The amazing response to fundraising pleas was so quick that within just 16 minutes (!!) enough funds had been raised to engage a quoll detection dog team for the search. Ivell Whyte from the Wildlife Qld Quoll Seekers Network summarises below. [embeddoc url="http://ecosure.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Baby-Quoll-Search-Summary1.pdf"]

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Australian White Ibis Census 2016

It's annual ibis census time again and we need your help! Between 17-23 October the Ibis Management Coordination Group are asking the public to record any ibis you see in your neighbourhood – this could be ibis foraging or roosting at locations such as a park, along a roadside or near a shopping centre.  You can record the number of ibis you count here http://aussiebirdcount.org.au/ [embeddoc url="http://ecosure.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMCG-PM.Census-flier-2016.pdf"]    

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CEO Sleepout – Fundraising for the Homeless

Each night more than 105,000 Australians find themselves homeless - that's roughly one in every 230 people. It's an extremely significant social issue in Australia affecting people from all walks of life, and can leave people vulnerable to long term unemployment and chronic health issues including depression, poor nutrition, dental disease and substance abuse problems. This year our Managing Director, Phil Shaw, is taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 23rd June to raise funds and awareness for homelessness in Australia. Phil will join around 1300 CEO’s across Australia roughing it for one night, sleeping outside in the cold with little to no…

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