Indigenous land owners


Indigenous land owners

We believe in collaborating to better understand our biological heritage and work toward a better future for all.

At Boobook Ecological Consulting, we value the deep connections that Traditional Owners have with the land and are honoured to partner with them to preserve the biodiversity of our region.

For two decades, we have had strong links with the local Traditional Owner Group, Kooma Traditional Owners Inc (KTOI), who have inhabited this area for over 60,000 years. Over that time, we have worked together on:

  • Identifying the conservation values of two large properties managed by the group
  • Conducting fauna and flora surveys (including weeds) on these properties – resulting in detailed species inventories identifying numerous rare and/or threatened fauna
  • Conducting waterbird surveys on the properties – which showed that the area is both a drought refuge for waterbirds and contains habitat for migratory waders
  • Monitoring and mapping vegetation – including establishing monitoring sites to visually record long-term changes
  • Conducting biodiversity assessments of traditional lands
  • Surveying pest animals and plants on the properties

The information we have collected with KTOI has contributed to: 

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