Real World Gardener Wildlife in Focus on Consulting Ecology

January 31st, 2014

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Wildlife in Focus

with consultant ecologist Kurtis Lindsay

Have you ever wondered what the process is when a developer comes along to build their mega shopping centre, or some-one wants to start up a mine somewhere?

What happens to all the birds and animals, shrubs and trees?

Believe it or not, there are people hired who get up to all sorts of methods to account for wildlife that might be on a threatened patch.

Let’s find out what exactly

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Both the Conservation Act and The Threatened Species Act are used by ecologists when assessing land that might be developed to find targeted species.
Consulting ecologists may mark out a 50 x 50 metre plt and map every bit of vegetation and fauna in that area. They also set up night time cameras, Songmeters and Ana Bat to pick up microbats, songbirds, frogs and other animals.

Plenty of details from Kurtis as usual in that segment about his actual job. Kurtis is based in Mudgee, and as I mentioned, used to do the wildlife in focus segment as he’s an expert ornithologist as well.
Glad to see that Kurtis is taking care of some of our living things out their in the bush.

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