What does ibis management mean?

The welfare of ibis is always a priority with any ibis management Ecosure completes, which is why monitoring is the cornerstone of all work completed. This ensures the ibis population never declines to a point that would negatively impact their wellbeing. Management of ibis is based around reducing breeding success, such as ibis dispersal at landfill, removing nests so the birds must rebuild prior to laying eggs, dispersing ibis from roost sites prior to nests being established and reducing the availability of anthropogenic food sources.

Over the last 25 years, Ecosure has coordinated:

  • 176,939 eggs removed
  • 4 ibis tracking studies
  • Numerous trials, tools and techniques
  • 122 IMCG meetings held
  • 3 peer reviewed papers as a result of the IMCG
  • 3 papers delivered at international conferences
  • 50+ aerial surveys and ibis census
  • 5 workshops delivered as a result of the IMCG

The Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca) is a native species protected under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 and all ibis management methods are approved by the Department of Environment and Science. Although some people find ibis annoying, there is an increasing appreciation for the humble bin chicken. The longer we work with ibis, the Ecosure ibis team can’t help but respect this intelligent and adaptive species. Forced out of their inland habitat due to drought and changes in land use, ibis are thriving on the coast. For further information, please call 1300 112 021 or email admin@ecosure.com.au