Please take survey, koala group urges
The Pearl Beach Patonga Koala Group is encouraging people to take part in a Central Coast koala survey.
"As you may be aware Brisbane Water National Park is one of three sites in NSW chosen as a possible translocation site for koala translocation," said group member Ms Ann Parsons.
"I have been working with key stakeholders such as the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Local Land Services, University of Sydney and Central Coast Council on trying to achieve this.
"Central Coast Council is wanting to understand gaps in knowledge and future projects that can increase the viability of koala populations on the Central Coast.
"In 2019 Council completed an acoustic survey across 58 sites, where koalas were detected at nine sites, with the surveyed sites shown on the council's websites.
"As a result of the survey, Council has been working with key stakeholders to identify barriers and opportunities to working towards improved outcomes for koalas in the region, which is why we are wanting to hear from you.
"If you are a community group member, a government officer, work in research or have a general interest in koalas and their long-term persistence on the Central Coast and adjacent regions such as Cessnock and Lake Macquarie, please complete our survey which is available at https://centralcoastcouncil.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etZZUx1XORxqQjs
The survey will remain active until August 27.
Social media, 3 Aug 2022
Ann Parsons, Pearl Beach Patonga Koala Group