National Koala Genome Project
We can also work out which populations used to be connected to each so we can inform the development of wildlife corridors to restore gene flow and reconnect habitats. Importantly, by finding out which koalas are “fittest” or have the most genetic diversity, we can help prioritise populations for management.
The main findings have now been published, and amongst other things they show that koalas in the Blue Mountains are critically important for conserving the genetic diversity of the species. Read the news HERE