James has an Honours degree in zoology and his career started with the Queensland Museum in public education and fisheries research for the CSIRO. Following an extended stay overseas and observing how other countries engage with wildlife, James returned to Australia and established fauNature. fauNature’s aim is to “bring people and wildlife together”, particularly in urban and peri-urban environments.
fauNature manufacture, install and manage wildlife/nest boxes for a range of clients including private customers, councils, NGOs, state environment departments and university research projects. Following a presentation on hollow dependant fauna at TREENET, more than 10 years ago, James co-developed the original Carved Hollow-Habitat Creation workshop. This workshop has been delivered widely across Australia and is the basis for the Environmental Arboriculture Industry Standard (MIS312).
James continues to support hollow dependant fauna, by investigating and developing ways artificial hollows (manufactured or carved) can be used to support native species.