Ecology | Environment | Heritage

Redleaf scientists support the Australian poultry industry with research into how to prevent avian influenza outbreaks

Redleaf scientists support the Australian poultry industry with research into how to prevent avian influenza outbreaks
Native waterfowl as carriers of avian influenza (AI) will be the target of an important project being undertaken by researchers from Redleaf Environmental after receiving support from the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) for a project aimed at investigating control measures for waterfowl around poultry farms. According to Redleaf’s principal researcher, Michael Atzeni, avian... Read More »
New QLD Biodiversity offsets framework
On 1 July 2014, a new environmental offsets framework was introduced in Queensland. Under this legislation, if you require an Environmental Authority for a proposed project, you will also be asked to provide information on any significant environmental impacts the project may cause over the whole of its life. If impacts are identified to any... Read More »
Koala’s successfully protected from clearing site
Koalas recently recorded at a South-East Queensland site earmarked for power line construction were protected from harm by Fauna Spotter Catchers from RedLeaf. The Koala activity had been recorded and photographed at the site by Ergon Energy staff and contractors during a site inspection near Kingaroy. Ergon worked with RedLeaf to ensure all fauna could be... Read More »
Grigor bridge nominated for environmental construction award
The recently constructed Grigor Bridge on the Mary River at Conondale in South East Queensland was nominated for the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia environmental award. As part of the project team from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Redleaf Environmental scientists were nominated for the environmental award for their expertise in fauna management during... Read More »
Your community, your catchment, your say
Respected wildlife scientists, Dr Bruce Thomson and Dr Darren Fielder of Redleaf Environmental were recently commissioned by the Condamine Alliance to undertake an assessment of the condition and threats facing the catchment’s biodiversity as part of the review of The Condamine Catchment Natural Resource Management Plan. The review will be released online alongside information on... Read More »
An exotic chinese stripe-necked turtle found in the toowoomba waterbird habitat
A surprising discovery made by Redleaf Environmental in Toowoomba’s Waterbird Habitat recently may be responsible for saving the Murray Darling Basin from an invasive declared pest species. A Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle (Mauremys sinensis) was found in the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat during a fauna assessment commissioned by the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) to ensure the conservation of... Read More »
Environment the winner as bridge opens
Powell Media Release –  The environment has been deemed the biggest winner as the new Grigor Bridge over the Mary River at Conondale opens to motorists three months ahead of schedule. Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said protecting the local environment had been a priority throughout the project’s construction. “The Newman Government is... Read More »
Queensland vegetation reforms – for better or worse?
Depending on your business, the latest vegetation management reforms in Queensland could be the answer you have been looking for, or for some, just another distraction to getting on with sustainable land management. Recently, Redleaf Environmental staff attended a forum by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) which provided information and updates to the... Read More »
Zero to 140 quarry approvals in one year
Redleaf Environmental has delivered or is in the final stages of delivering 140+ quarry approvals in 2013 for Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie Shires as part of the Flood Restoration Works under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). These on-going programs total funding is around $85M. Recently, all three shires received praise from the Department... Read More »

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