Financial innovation in forest products

Unlocking financial innovation in forest products with natural capital.

This is a $1.35M collaborative research project with forest growers in Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The project will investigate opportunities for natural capital reporting and financing as a source of funding for managing non-timber natural capital and the goods and services that flow (as ecosystem services) from forests to the economy and society.

Wedge-tailed eagle monitoring and management

Eagle eye - Applies the internet of things to landscape scale Wedge-tailed eagle monitoring and management.

This is a $400K collaborative research project with forest growers in Tasmania and the University of Tasmania. The project seeks to develop and test a network of sensors in the forest landscape that can be used to monitor Wedge-tailed eagle nests avoiding the need for helicopter surveys and improving forest management practices.

Devil Facial Tumour Disease

The University of Tasmania has several long-term field sites where important research on the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) is being undertaken within a population of Tasmanian Devils in our north west Surrey Hills Estate.

We are proud to be involved in this research and committed to support this project in the future. The DFTD has been consistently monitored at three-month intervals since the beginning of the epidemic outbreak in 2006. During this time a small proportion of devils have developed immune responses to the cancer which resulted in natural tumour regression and recovery from the infection.

Understanding our natural resources

Forico have numerous other important research projects throughout the natural forest areas where we are working proactively in collaboration or independently with scientific experts, either researchers or consultants, to gain a better understanding of the natural resources we manage now and into the future.