Terra Search is proud to be sponsoring the rescue and rehabilitation of native wildlife through our partnership with Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The aim of this not-for-profit organization is to release healthy wildlife back into its natural habitat.
As patient numbers increase each year, the organization would like to progress from rescue to prevention. There are currently 80,000 patient records gathered over the last decade or so which contain potentially life-saving information. Applying our mineral exploration experience in spatial data management and presentation, Terra Search has been involved with initiating a pilot study to clean, analyze and plot the 2017-2019 koala rescue data in a modern GIS environment. The goal is to use past data patterns and spatial distribution to improve outcomes by reducing future incidences.
The pilot study has successfully identified the high-risk areas for koalas in the Gold Coast and Northern NSW. Terra Search hopes to expand the project to the remaining 95% of the data set not yet worked on. In undertaking this endeavor, we would like to collaborate with our network of industry associates and urge them to become involved in further Research & Development and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Foundation sponsorship to reduce the risk of injury, disease and death to some of Australia’s most iconic Native Wildlife.