Teams from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and west of Brisbane Ecological Restoration team have been contributing to the recovery of the Melaleuca irbyana or weeping paperbark, which is listed as Endangered under Queensland’s, Nature Conservation Act 1992.
The Ridge to Reef Alliance connects First Nations Peoples with scientists to deliver whole-of-ecosystem restoration projects from the ridge line to the reef. The Alliance, led by Diane Lanyon (Ecosure General Manager), has partnered with Koinmerburra Aboriginal Corporation for the Koinmerburra Ridge to Reef Restoration Project.
In what will become a great advance in monitoring flying-fox camps, drones (UAVs) are being used to photograph populations in NSW and QLD. Ecosure, in collaboration with Western Sydney University, are using thermal imaging systems mounted on drones to collect the images that are then processed for automated counting.
We recently purchased and relocated our Gold Coast office and shed to a combined warehouse and office space in Burleigh Heads. We now have plenty of room for our growing office and field teams, equipment and fleet; and a fantastic home base for our Gold Coast staff to continue improving ecosystems across South-East Queensland, Northern New South Wales and beyond.
Jessie Courtney attended the exclusive launch of the Museum of Underwater Art’s ‘Ocean Sentinels’ Above the Surface exhibit, at the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville. It was a wonderful night of celebrating science, culture, knowledge, and art with like-minded people who care about marine conservation.