Powerlink QLD – Biodiversity training

Nigel Tucker, Director of Biotropica Australia travelled to Brisbane to conduct a three day biodiversity training package to environmental staff at Powerlink QLD.  The course involved a day and a half theoretical classroom training where participants studied the concept of biodiversity and current trends in biodiversity nationwide and globally.

Other key concepts addressed were current threats to biodiversity associated with powerline infrastructure and ways to monitor and mitigate biodiversity impacts.

Dr Scott Burnett, well-known South-east Queensland conservation biologist gave an extensive presentation on the biodiversity of South-east Queensland. Scott also assisted Nigel with the field component of the course which gave participants hands-on experience in a range of wildlife monitoring techniques including spotlighting and live animal trapping.