In FY18 we achieved our goal of implementing Environmental Enhancement projects with a primary purpose of improving or enhancing environmental values onsite or in nearby communities. The following projects were either commenced or progressed:
We have partnered with North Queensland Dry Topics to sponsor the Burdekin waterways environmental enhancement project. The project involves the extraction of weeds in the Kalamia Creek to reinstate an open body of wetlands, restore fauna diversity and improve farm productivity.
Wildlife rescue – Online training courses
We have partnered with WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information Rescue Education Services) to develop online training for volunteers in NSW, SA, QLD and WA. This initiative will improve access to training, reduce costs incurred by WIRES and the volunteers, and enhance the services provided.
Mallee fowl recovery in the Bland Shire
The Mallee fowl population in the NSW is listed as endangered. Evolution has partnered with the Lake Cowal Foundation and the NSW Government to support the revitalisation of the Mallee fowl species in regional NSW as part of a greater National program which is being led by the Commonwealth Government.
Rehabilitation and land care
We have partnered with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Land Care Group to upgrade the nursery and expand communication programs for enhanced awareness of rehabilitation programs being undertaken.
Voluntary nature refuge reserve at Mt Perry
This project involves the voluntary preservation of approximately 10 square kilometres of land owned by Evolution near our Mt Rawdon operation at Mt Perry to create a nature refuge for local fauna (e.g. koalas and gliders). This project will help protect otherwise at-risk native fauna.