What Scat is That? To find out, come and join the Intrepid Koala Scat Survey!

Feeling adventurous? Well, we have the perfect project for you! Finding koalas in the mountains just by looking up has proven to be difficult, so that’s where scat surveys come in. Join our Intrepid Koala Scat Survey and help us to carry out surveys for koalas across a range of different habitats in the Blue Mountains region.

Koalas are listed as a threatened species under the federal EPBC Act in NSW, QLD and the ACT and they are in decline across most of the species range. The Blue Mountains is a potentially important stronghold for them, but we know almost nothing about the koalas in this region. That’s why we need your help. Mapping where koalas occur across the mountains is a critical first step in helping us to understand their ecology, and their needs.

On this project you’ll encounter scats from other species along the way so you’ll be given an introduction to the art of scatology and will learn how to identify a variety of animal poop. It might not be your average hobby but scatology is a great way to discover secrets from the bush and see who, or what, was walking there before you.

Please note that we’re serious about the “intrepid” bit, this project is in the Blue Mountains region after all. The country gets steep, plus it involves off-track walking so this event is only for keen bushwalkers. We’d love you to take on the challenge and come and join us, and help us to map koalas!

To learn more, and to register, click here