Buru Energy invests in environmental projects to better understand the social and physical environment of the Canning Basin and to ensure our activities are undertaken in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Our projects contribute to the understanding of this sparsely populated and under-studied region, and our 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.
- assessing landscapes from across the Canning Basin to allow biological survey information to be interpreted in the context of the surrounding landscape.
- a research project at UWA which benchmarked wetlands across the West Kimberley region using 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 into the environment and allowing collected data to be provided to these groups.