Ecosure proud sponsor of the BROLGA Junior Ranger Program

Ecosure is a proud sponsor of the BROLGA Junior Ranger Program in partnership with CQ University Australia. The BROLGA program places a spotlight on career pathways and study opportunities for indigenous students to empower themselves and others through belief, respect, openness, learning, growing and achieving. Malcolm Mann the BROLGA program coordinator says “The program is about increasing the confidence and knowledge of indigenous primary and high school students in the Capricorn Coast area. It is designed to increase connections to culture, community and provide opportunities for students to increase their education.” In the first week of March, Ecosure ran one…

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COVID-19 update from the Ecological Restoration team

We continue to have teams running out of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and west of Brisbane around Wivenhoe and in the Lockyer Valley. The crew continue to deliver high quality on ground ecological restoration in this time of COVID-19. Ecosure reacted to the emerging situation early on and for more than 4 weeks our office and support teams have been working from home. A risk assessment noted the highest risk for our on-ground teams was travelling to and from site together in a vehicle. And in order to be compliant with the social distancing rules and hygiene requirements…

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Ecosure office now open in Sydney!

Cam Radford joins the Ecosure Team as a Senior Ecologist and the new Sydney Regional Manager, and is excited to help grow Ecosure in the Sydney Region. Cam brings a diverse skillset having worked in ecological consultancy, wildlife NGOs, academic research, environmental education and fundraising. He specialises in human-wildlife conflict resolution, wildlife research and analysis, wildlife tracking and monitoring, and biodiversity surveys, assessment and management. He has worked both remotely and in urban environments throughout Australia and internationally, having recently returned from PhD research work in Botswana developing solutions for predator-livestock conflict. An accomplishment that Cam is really proud of…

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Ecosure’s aquatic scientists use electrofishing to gather critical information

Electrofishing is a common fish sampling tool used to understand fish populations in freshwater. Aquatic scientists use electrofishing to gather critical information on fish populations such as abundance, density, species composition, distribution, size class and the presence of invasive species. Electrofishing can be used for a variety of projects, these include aquatic assessments, biological assessments, monitoring programs, native species relocation and targeted removal of invasive species. This tool can be used to gather information on the current state of a waterbody and help determine management and monitoring actions. How does it work? There are three main types of electrofishing, backpack,…

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Are bats to blame for COVID-19?

A lot of people having been asking “Are bats to blame for our current COVID-19 crisis?” At the moment we don’t know - the animal source host (if there is one) for human COVID-19 virus remains obscure. Best guess is that the virus jumped into people from an animal associated with the huge live animal market trade in Wuhan, China. However, this is just a circumstantial assumption and we are still a long way from confirming or refuting this scenario - or for that matter, whether bats had any role in this process at all. Why are bats so high…

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New Central Queensland Regional Manager

A changing of the guard within Ecosure’s Central Queensland Team has recently taken place in January. Paul Wileman has returned to the CQ Office from a 9 month secondment with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and is looking forward to guiding the team through this new phase. Paul joined Ecosure in 2017 and has a breadth of experience in assisting engineering consultants and construction contractors to comply with environmental requirements and development applications through planning/pre-construction/construction/project closure. He is eager to build capacity across the team to meet our client complete environmental lifecycle needs. Heather Richards remains with Ecosure,…

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