Buru Energy invests in strategic environmental projects to better understand the Canning Basin environment and ensure out activities are undertaken in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Not only does this contribute important knowledge to this sparsely populated and under-studied area, it allows us to better understand the Canning Basin environment and plan our activities to avoid unique or sensitive areas. Collected information is made publicly available, contributing to a broader understanding of the region.
Buru Energy is supporting the following environmental projects:
- a PhD research program at Murdoch University titled “Disturbance Ecology of Bilbies in the Canning Basin” with collected data provided to environmental and traditional owner groups.
- collecting landscape information from across the Canning Basin to allow collected biological information to be interpreted in the context of the surrounding landscape.
- a research project at UWA which benchmarked wetlands across the tropical West Kimberley utilising remote sensing and on-ground surveys.
- training of Traditional Owner environmental cadets in Conservation and Land Management to undertake ongoing groundwater and rehabilitation monitoring.
Much of the fieldwork associated with the bilby project is undertaken with local ranger groups, taking advantage of traditional knowledge and insights of the environment and allowing collected information to be directly passed on to these groups.