Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project Video Release

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Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project Video Release

Posted on: 16.02.2018

Council’s Environment and Communications staff have been working on a short video about the Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project, which is now being distributed.

The video aims to increase awareness of the koala population living in the local area and give an overview of the work being done through the Project.

It shows how the Project began in response to community reports of koala sitings in Appin prior to 2015, which led to Council entering into a Partnership with the Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) to study the movements and food sources of the koalas.

The success of this initial study led to a grant from the Saving Our Species fund to expand the survey work.

Council’s Environmental Education Officer, Damion Stirling said, “The video highlights the importance of protecting our local koala population from threats such as road strike and habitat fragmentation.”

“It follows the OEH and volunteers as they track some of the Project’s collared koalas in their native bushland.”

The volunteers featured in the video are from Conservation Volunteers Australia, a group which is working hard to restore valuable habitat areas and track koalas in support of the Project.

If you see a koala in the wild, you can report it to the Wollondilly Koala Hotline on 4677 1100.

The video can be viewed on Council’s website or on the link:

https://youtu.be/zwRe5EiK3D0