We congratulate Robert Speirs, Senior Ecologist in our Canberra in becoming a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP: http://www.cenvp.org/ ) with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ: http://www.eianz.org/).  The scheme aims to ensure consistency across environmental professionals in their technical skills, ethical behaviour and quality of work.  Over the past seven years and a wide range of projects, clients and colleagues have benefitted greatly from Robert’s high standard of work and scientifically robust approach to ecological surveys, assessments and advice.