Landholder fined $15,000 by the Department of Environment and Heritage for clearing cycads

A landholder in Central Queensland was recently fined $15,000 for clearing endangered plants (listed under the Nature Conservation Act 1992) without a clearing permit.  The clearing involved the endangered plant Cycas ophiolitica (a cycad), and the landholder was also subject to an enforcement order requiring the planting of 50 new cycads in the same area (for which they incurred substantial costs). Fines like these can be avoided when clearing vegetation by checking with the responsible state and federal authorities: Department of Natural Resources and Mines - for clearing remnant vegetation under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 Department of Environment and Heritage…

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Ecosure covers 430kms completing extensive ecological surveys

Working for Arrow Energy, Ecosure recently completed one of the largest ecological surveys undertaken in Queensland. Surveying for the Arrow Bowen Pipeline alignment in central Queensland, a team of 30 environmental specialists covered more than 400kms over a three month period performing hundreds of pre and post-wet flora, fauna and aquatic surveys. (more…)

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Ecosure delivering a showcase 200 ha koala offset

Queensland’s iconic koalas will soon have an expanded sanctuary to call home in south east QLD’s largest eucalypt forest remnant, the Karawatha-Flinders corridor. Ecosure teams have planted more than 114,000 koala food and shelter trees on a property in south Ripley which firmly extends this important wildlife corridor. (more…)

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International Environmental Scientist joins Ecosure

With more than 25 years’ experience, Lindsay Boyd adds to Ecosure’s already impressive team of talented, solutions driven environmental specialists. Lindsay will join Ecosure’s Rockhampton team bringing Ecosure staff numbers to more than 100. (more…)

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Important updates for EVNT protected plants surveys

The Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation was amended 1 July 2015 and the status of many Endangered, Vulnerable and Near Threatened (EVNT) species has changed. The term ‘In the wild’ as also been defined, however, the search areas for protected plants has not yet been changed. (more…)

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