Our aim is to educate residents as to the beauty and environmental value of our plants and wildlife and to the ways that nature can enrich their lives.
We will actively support and encourage residents and businesses to implement practical strategies to encourage biodiversity; especially, to plant locally indigenous flora to support our local fauna.
We also hope to collaborate with local government to increase their awareness of the importance of biodiversity within the lands that they manage and to implement management practices that protect and enhance biodiversity.
We want your business to become a Business for Biodiversity!You can join Backyards for Biodiversity SEQ Inc as a ‘Business for Biodiversity’ for a one-off charge of $200.To be a Business for Biodiversity you should do, or be working towards, the following:
Try to do ALL of the following:
As a ‘Business for Biodiversity’ you will receive the following:·
An attractive and colourful ‘Business for Biodiversity SEQ’ sign· An attractive and colourful ‘Business for Biodiversity SEQ’ sticker·
An A3 colour poster – 10 Principles of Backyards for Biodiversity SEQ
Signs – A$20·
Stickers – A$4·
A3 Poster - $8
In addition, you will be listed on our website as a ‘Business for Biodiversity’ with your contact details and your business type.
For an additional $250* we will develop a biodiversity makeover report for your property offering plans for your property. The report will suggest local native plant species and approximate numbers [and costs], exotic and/or weed species to be removed, lawn that can most easily be replaced plus suggestions for other features such as nest boxes, ponds, etc.
We can also suggest professional landscapers who can create your ‘Business for Biodiversity SEQ’. We will ‘celebrate’ your ‘biodiversity makeover’ via our blog and Social Media pages after your first 12 months of membership
*Depending on the size of the property this price could be increased.
We need all sectors of our communities to recognise biodiversity loss as both a serious and pressing issue. Businesses can assist residents and government by ensuring that the potential biodiversity of their lands are realised.
To recognise this potential, it is as simple as returning local native plants – in numbers and diversity – to establish the base of an ecology. Diversity of local native plants should be measured by both a diversity of local native plant species and a variety of plant forms [trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, herbs]. In many cases this will be simply planting tube stock. In others, replacing exotic plants and lawn.
Local native plants have evolved in unison with local native insects – both plants and ‘bugs’ are good measures for a re-establishing ecology.