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Flora and Fauna Surveys

Amendments to the EPBC Act list of threatened species and ecological communities

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / July 7, 2019

On 28 June, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy advised that the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, had amended the list of threatened species and ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.  The amendments include the new listing of 34 species and three ecological communities,…

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Welcome Sam!

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / February 26, 2019

This week, the FVC team has been excited to welcome our new Graduate Botanist, Sam Hall.  Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Conservation Biology with Honours in Botany from the University of Western Australia.  He has practical experience undertaking field surveys for vegetation monitoring programs, targeted conservation-significant flora searches and general flora…

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Amendments to the Commonwealth Threatened Species List

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / March 13, 2018

Last month, the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy approved the inclusion of 19 species, transfer of 8 species, removal of 2 species and retention of 3 species in their current category in the EPBC Act list of threatened species. Of the 19 newly listed species, 16 are plants, including the Quindanning Spider-orchid (Caladenia…

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The Efficiencies of UAV Application

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / November 10, 2017

This week, we’ve been working on a large site with a focus on updating previous survey results, from many years ago. The task required the team to verify changes in vegetation and its condition over the broadly variable land. An additional challenge was the difficulty in accessing all corners of the site easily, due to…

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Spring Flying By

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / October 19, 2017

It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through spring already! We’re pleased to be about 70% of the way through our field program across fourteen separate trips for ten projects. It’s a busy field season with just a few gaps remaining for last minute projects, and a big reporting program lies ahead.…

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Field work in Forrestania, a biodiversity hotspot

By Focused Vision / June 15, 2017

The FVC team has been fortunate enough to be out in the Forrestania area this week and last week, undertaking flora, vegetation and fauna surveys in two study areas within the region renowned for its high biodiversity. The study sites are in close proximity to multiple nature reserves and support a number of values of…

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