Fauna Spotter Catcher

RedLeaf Environmental holds a rehabilitation permit approved by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. All of our fauna spotter catchers are fully qualified snake handlers with years of experience in fauna capture and handling. They are also experienced in working in construction zones alongside dozers and other machinery. Our spotter catcher standard operating procedures provides robust and clear site communications with safety of paramount importance. 

Redleaf has a current Spotter/Catcher (Rehabilitation) permit WIRP13888813 and also Scientific Purposes Permit WISP11902212 and Ethics Approval CA 2012‐07‐622. We also adhere to the relevant protocols that are associated with these approvals, for example, the Code of Practice ‐ Care of Sick, Injured or Orphaned Protected Animals in Queensland, Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Our fauna specialists can help your project if it involves vegetation clearing, aquatic clearances, habitat removal or capture and relocation of fauna for:

  • Pre-clearance surveys of fauna including species identification and habitat assessments for breeding places such as hollow logs, ant mounds, tree hollows 
  • Pre-clearance trapping and relocation of fauna to reduce abundance and densities
  • Habitat modification and enhancement including nesting boxes, bat boxes and relocation of insitu hollow logs
  • Koala surveys and spotter catcher services
  • Species Management Programs under the Nature Conservation Act Regulations
  • Aquatic clearances for bridge constructions or other infrastructure in and around rivers and wetlands
  • Compliance and permiting requirements for any project with wildlife

Our fauna spotter catchers hold: 

  • snake handling certification
  • fauna handling certification
  • construction white cards
  • current first aid certificate
  • scientific permits and ethics approvals


Fauna Spotter Catcher