Unfortunately, Australia has the worst track record with regard to biodiversity loss. On the one hand, landowners are being persuaded and assisted to improve biodiversity through payments from the Biodiversity Fund, and on the other hand, clearing continues.
Oasis-Agri is keen to work with landowners to use our products and services to restore land that has been damaged through poor farming practices.
The initial focus is to use drones to understand how water travels when it rains. As we have seen in the recent flooding, the water tends to go across the land until it finds a lower elevation and collects.
Improving water infiltration and seeding depressions in the soil can be used to start the restoration process.
Given the extent of the damage, the use of agri-tech, imagery and the best of traditional land management practices, coupled with the latest in soil science, is needed to recover these lands and hopefully provide habitat for endangered species.