Supporting the important development of a Maldives National Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the extinction risk of species, and as such is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. In addition to the global Red List, many countries develop their own national Red Lists, in order to identify priority species and habitats, inform environmental impact assessments, and help guide allocation of resources for biodiversity conservation. For example, in Australia the Red List categories and criteria form the basis of the Common Assessment Method (CAM) that is used for species nominations under the 1999 Environment Protection…

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Our companies’ journey towards reconciliation and collaboration

Ecosure and Avisure have received the final piece of artwork that represents both our companies and our journey towards reconciliation. The piece was created by Ray Garrett, a proud Darumbal man (Father’s side) and Wulli Wulli man (Mother’s side). Ray grew up in Rockhampton, Central Queensland on his father’s country along the mighty Tunuba (Fitzroy River). Ray says, “my artwork is a representation of myself and how I view the world, a way for me to relax and have some down time.” The artwork is proudly displayed and admired in our Rockhampton Office on Darumbal Country.  The background of interconnected…

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IMCG meeting reflects on 25 years of achievement

The Ibis Management Coordination Group (IMCG) celebrated 25 years of operation on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Attendees were from local Councils, airports, Department of Environment and Science (DES), NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), universities, wildlife sanctuaries, consultants, and past contributors to the IMCG. Phil Shaw (Managing Director, Ecosure) reflected on the formation of the IMCG, some of our many success stories and then our other presenters looked forward to why the IMCG is still relevant and important for future ibis management. Jon Epstein from Ecohealth Alliance presented on Wildlife provisioning: how we enable zoonotic pathogens to emerge. Andrew…

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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…

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2020 Flying-Fox online forum was a huge success!

The 5th National Flying-fox Forum was held virtually over two days in November 2020 and was attended by 150 delegates. Led by keynote speaker Dr Justin Welbergen from Western Sydney University, the 2020 Forum had 20 fantastic speakers from across the country, including a focus on the Melbourne and Victorian flying-fox context. Delegates also participated in two interactive polls and a Power of Imagery workshop hosted by award-winning conservation and wildlife photojournalist Doug Gimesy. Prizes were awarded for the top three emotive images and Doug Gimesy and Heather Kiley’s book ‘Life Upside Down’ was awarded to one of our delegates as a…

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Ridge to Reef Restoration working group formed

This collaborative effort is a fantastic outcome from the Orpheus Island Leadership and Reef Restoration workshop. In Australia restoration is done in separate ecosystems and with very little integration at a landscape level. The Ridge to Reef restoration work group aims to demonstrate at a local, small-scale catchment area how integrated restoration through multiple ecosystems from ridge-line, mangrove, seagrass and coral will improve social, ecological outcomes through positive partnerships, between Traditional Owners, community, industry, research and natural resource managers. This fully integrated Ridge to Reef restoration project envisions a Traditional Owner-led Ridge to Reef Restoration pilot site. So far the…

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