Ibis Annual Census 2017

We invite you to put aside some time between the 21st-29th October to record your count of ibis sighting in your surroundings – this could be ibis foraging or roosting at locations such as a park, along a roadside or near a shopping centre. You can record your count of Ibis here. Spread the word and get involved!

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Nest box installation in Northern NSW

Ecosure’s experienced wildlife officers and tree climbers installed 250 nest boxes between Halfway Creek and Glenugie, Northern NSW. Nest boxes formed part of approval conditions to mitigate habitat loss for upgrade of Section 2 of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade. Nest boxes provide a nesting or roosting place for fauna (including threatened species such as squirrel gliders) when hollow-bearing trees are removed from an area. Ecosure was commissioned by Roads and Maritime Services to undertake surveys of fauna habitat of the area, identify areas potentially suitable for nest boxes and develop a nest box management plan. We were…

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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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