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.
Ecosure has been monitoring threatened species at a site in Northern New South Wales for 10 years. This long-term commitment helps ensure the conservation of threatened species populations. Target fauna groups are surveyed biennially, this year one of the focal groups was threatened bats.
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.
This is a very exciting 2 year project where Ecosure, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Science’s Private Protected Area Program, is providing a range of services to nature refuge landholders.
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.