Crown-of-thorns starfish cull on the Great Barrier Reef

General Manager Diane Lanyon was one of 14 volunteer divers that recently culled 47,000 crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. This was the largest number of starfish that have been killed in a single 8 day trip. "The trip was an amazing experience especially since it was such a collaboration between volunteers, the marine parks field management program and a marine tourism charter operator who volunteered his boat and staff for the week." Diane also said, "the diving was pretty tough in some areas where the swell and currents had us working hard. But it was such a satisfying…

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Ecosure’s GM Diane Lanyon on a mission to save the reef

Diane Lanyon Ecosure’s General Manager will be part of a mission scheduled to depart in mid January as part of a team going out to the Swains Reef, 220km off Yeppoon partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the local charter operator Kanimbla to cull Crown of Thorns starfish. Full Article:   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-05/great-barrier-reef-crown-of-thorns-starfish-major-outbreak/9305580

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Ecosure CQ awarded 3 year contract with CS Energy

Ecosure CQ has recently been awarded a three-year contract to conduct a holistic water quality monitoring program of ground and surface water at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station near Biloela. CS Energy is committed to meeting its environmental obligations and protecting the environment around its power station sites. The Callide Power Station monitoring program includes locations within the power station, as well as the receiving environment. Forty-seven parameters are monitored to ensure compliance with the site Environmental Authorities and to monitor for change. Ecosure works with CS Energy to continuously improve the monitoring program, therefore offering best value for money.…

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Calliope River Restoration

The Queensland Government is funding the project in 2017-2018 under DAF1498CQA-3 for the provision of rehabilitation and management of fish habitat in Central Queensland. Key outcomes of the project: 1- Promote linkages between and amongst (connectivity) the area where fish live (habitat). 2- Improve the existing degraded environments where fish live. 3- Reduce the impacts to the environments where fish live. The project aims to achieve these outcomes by identifying priority areas of the Calliope River and, with the help of the land holders, restore these areas to improve the river and native vegetation along these sections. There are three…

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Second National Flying-Fox Forum held in Sydney

The follow-up to the successful 2016 forum was recently held in Sydney on Wednesday 25th October. Ecosure once again played a pivotal role in the development of the program and organising speakers for 2017 event, continuing our involvement from the 2016 forum. This years’ event attracted around 100 delegates to a day of thought provoking research updates, state updates and two workshops – one on developing a guideline for managing Heat Stress Events (HSE) for flying-fox camps and the other being a structure research gap analysis. The forum also provided an update on the National Flying-fox Strategic Vision and delegates were…

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Flying-fox Forum & Strategic Vision

Ecosure were proud to sponsor the 2016 National Flying-fox Forum in partnership with EIANZ and Logan City Council during National Threatened Species Week. The forum was just the second National event focused on flying-foxes in 30 years. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOKTd6bnk0&t=1s[/embed] The program included a half day field trip to Emerald Woods Flying-fox Roost and Redcliffe Botanical Gardens as well as a full day forum at the Griffith University EcoCentre. The field trip allowed participants to view first hand that actioned recommendations can benefit the community without harming the native flying-fox colony. The forum was attended by 75 participants from 38 different bodies…

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