Ecosure was recently invited by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane to deliver a week long workshop to visiting government and NGO representatives from Paraguay participating in an Australia Awards Fellowship, funded by the Australian Government’s aid program.
The Fellowship program was specifically designed by QUT, in collaboration with NGO and public sector partners in Paraguay, to build environmental conservation, sustainable development, change management and leadership capacity of participants, as well as provide an opportunity to take part in international benchmarking site visits to gain exposure to Australian best practice.
Ecosure’s ecologists and environmental consultants presented lectures and facilitated site excursions, encompassing environmental conservation from a consultancy perspective. Topics covered included assessing resource development impacts, assessment of natural heritage values, landscape ecology, restoration ecology and threatened species monitoring. Participants responded positively to the program, citing benefits from the practical and firsthand experience of Ecosure staff, as well as noting their passion and enthusiasm for their work.