Koala’s (Phascolarctos cinereus adustus) are currently listed as a vulnerable species state wide and are protected. The population of Koala’s around the township of Gayndah is currently healthy, with no signs of chlamydia, but with the decline of habitat and interactions with cars and dogs numbers are declining. Similar sized populations of Koala’s also exist near Monto and Mount Perry in the North Burnett Regional Council area. To gain a better understanding of population size and location, Gayndah Koala Group are asking from community involvement by reporting Koala sightings.
The two easiest ways to report Koala activity or fatalities are listed below:
- Register and Log onto Koala Tracker – enables users to upload reports or search for specific locations to find out if there have been previous Koala sightings in the area.
- Fill in a ‘Koala Sighting Record Sheet’ and forward to [email protected] or upload to Koala Spotting Bundaberg Burnett via their facebook page.
With a better understanding of Koala populations and locations, it would be easier to look at specific threats and mitigation to keep the numbers from declining further in the Burnett.