The 2013 NSW Great Koala Count is on! November 7 to 17
The National Parks Association of New South Wales, in partnership with the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, wants your help to survey Koalas this November as part of the NSW Great Koala Count.
Anyone can participate. All you need to do is register at www.npansw.org.au/data. You will receive an email when the Koala count SmartPhone App ‘BioTag’ is available.
BioTag, an exciting new GPS enabled SmartPhone App has been developed for the Great Koala Count to enable you to instantly record, review and share your sightings of Koalas
The Great Koala Count will, for the first time, provide publically accessible information about Koala location, health and habitat on an unprecedented scale across New South Wales.
Why do Koalas need your help?
Populations of Koalas in NSW have declined substantially as a result of habitat loss and other threats such as disease, fire, dog attacks and vehicles strikes. The habitat which remains is often fragmented and infested with weeds, making it difficult for Koalas to move from one area to another.
As our climate grows hotter and drier, our Koalas are at risk of become the world’s first climate change refugee species. We need to act now to stop this from happening.
By participating in the NSW Great Koala Count you will be helping to build a more detailed picture of Koalas and their habitat use, providing a valuable resource for planning future conservation projects.
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
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