Virtual volunteering with Conservation Volunteers Australia

We are continuing our long-term support of Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) by supporting their Gippsland bushfire recovery virtual volunteering program.

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Virtual volunteering with Conservation Volunteers Australia
Our support will enable CVA to continue their work with BirdLife Australia to enhance a birdlife and mammal recovery project as a result of the bushfires in Gippsland over the past summer.

The project involves sourcing and placing nesting boxes in nearby Gippsland forests, to provide shelter for and monitoring wildlife returning after the bushfires and comparing data with existing baselines. These boxes will be in place for up to 35 years.

ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Nathan Fay said that, like many organisations, CVA activities in the field are currently suspended due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“CVA are playing an important role in aiding the local environmental recovery efforts following the devastating bushfires in Gippsland last summer. ExxonMobil Australia’s support of the existing bushfire recovery project will enable CVA to take this program virtual, by funding cameras at the nesting boxes.

“This virtual monitoring program will help CVA optimise the placement of their nest boxes. The community will be able to tune in online and help CVA track key species in their natural habitats and protected areas.

“We are proud to be extending our partnership with CVA through our contribution to this project, having partnered with them since 1992,” he said.

CVA plan to have nesting boxes and cameras installed and the virtual monitoring program in place by November 2020. 
The nesting boxes travel to the Gippsland forests via Buchan.
The nesting boxes travel to the Gippsland forests via Buchan.