Ecology | Environment | Heritage

Grey Goshawk Dines Out on Ringtail Possum

Grey Goshawk Dines Out on Ringtail Possum
In a recent fauna survey of vine thicket near Nanango, an unexpected thing happened. A Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) landed right in front of one of the remotely deployed cameras with something in its talons. After several images were viewed by us we suddenly realised it had a common ringtail possum in its talons. For... Read More »
Gladstone's quarry operators take on best practice
Gladstone Regional Council operates and delivers gravel materials to service its regional road network from approximately 70 quarries across the council area. With this number of quarries comes a responsibility to operate them according to best practice standards and to meet regulator conditions. Earlier this year, Council commenced a review of the environmental management of... Read More »
Nesting boxes to attract wildlife to parks
Rosellas, cockatoos, king parrots, lorikeets and other wildlife are set to benefit from the installation of more than 40 nest boxes in Garnet Lehmann and Ballin Drive Parks. As part of ongoing works along East Creek, Toowoomba Regional Council arranged for a variety of nest boxes to be installed to attract native birds and animals... Read More »
Fish hotels bring back native species to condamine stream
A range of fish habitat enhancements to Oakey and Myall Creeks on the Darling Downs has been installed by the Condamine Alliance as part of its Dewfish Demonstration Reach. Redleaf Environmental and the Condamine Alliance recently organised a field day for Council staff from Toowoomba to witness first hand how fish hotels, large snags and... Read More »
Redleaf oversees garnet lehmann park wildlife protection
Local fauna was successfully protected from injury or harm this week as construction of the detention basin at Garnet Lehmann Park started. Aware of local community concerns when it comes to the welfare of wildlife inhabiting the park, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) brought in environmental specialists Redleaf to ensure that all fauna were carefully managed... 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 »
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 »
Do you know your waterbirds and wetlands?
The Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane, contains over 100 natural wetlands many of which provide significant habitat for waterbirds. In recognition of these wetlands and their significant values, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) in partnership with Healthy Waterways, Land for Wildlife and the Wetland Awareness Group organised a Wetland Awareness and Bird Identification Bus... 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 »

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