july 2017 | GECKO [ GOLD COAST ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL ]
Surprisingly, for what is renowned as Australia's holiday mecca, the Gold Coast is arguably the most biodiverse metropolitan city in the country | Gecko is it's community gatekeeper ... "
As a meeting point for habitats from ocean to mountain, tropical to temperate, 58 regional ecosystems, 1,600 native plants, and 700 endemic animal species make the Gold Coast an important cog in east coast ecology | maintaining natural balance of the region is crucial.
For twenty-five years Gecko - 'the coast's not-for-profit sentinel' - has voluntarily overseen that duty | enthusiastically collaborating with community, educating & campaigning, harnessing support to protect & preserve the biodiversity of its natural environment.
In 2014 Naturescape joined Gecko as its 'educational media producer' providing production services for video clip, artwork & publication production | after four decades in the commercial arena it was refreshing & rewarding, a personal & professional thrill, to constructively 'give back to the community!'
As Sir David Attenborough once advised ...
" conservation begins in the local community! "
GECKO FOOTPRINTS [ 03:35 ]
Recycling of Naturescape HD footage produced 'Footprints' Gecko's signature clip, replicating its mantra to encourage & promote 'community collaboration for the protection of the local environment'.
PLATYPUS | 'OPERA HOUSE YABBY TRAP' CAMPAIGN [ 01:43 ]
Opera House Yabby Traps are 'death traps' for all kinds of riverine critters, including the platypus | with 200,000 of these killing machines sold each year in Queensland alone, one dares not imagine the impact they have on our unique & loveable icon.
Gecko's campaign called for a total ban on this irresponsible, destructive & inhumane practice.
PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH [ XX:XX ]
Each year the environmentally-conscious community takes to the streets to highlight the need for urgent action to reduce the effects of climate change | Gecko is at the forefront of rallying support for Brisbane's annual 'People's Climate March'.
CLIMATE CHANGE FOR GOOD' CONFERENCE [ XX:XX ]
On July 1 2016 Gecko undertook its most ambitious project yet in its twenty-five year history | the three-day Climate Change For Good Conference.
In conjunction with the Gold Coast's Griffith University campus and staged in their main auditorium, over thirty expert speakers presented positive solutions & outcomes to turn "gloom into boom".
CC4G was Naturescape's first major venture into full multimedia production |