2 results for month: 09/2018


Come koala spotting in Kanangra!

We've got some fieldwork coming up and we need helpers! We're expanding our ecological studies of koalas in the Kanangra-Boyd National Park area, after running a pilot study for 12 months. This October we will be searching for new koalas to include in our study. Koalas can be hard to find, so we need more eyes in the bush to help us search. We don't know much about this koala population yet so once we have tagged more koalas at this site we'll be collecting information on tree use, how far the koalas move and what habitats they prefer, their breeding and mortality rates, and their genetic diversity and disease status. There is more information ...

Blue Mountains koalas are the most genetically diverse population recorded

We have exciting news about the importance of the Blue Mountains koala population for conservation of the species as a whole. Science for Wildlife is a partner on a national-scale koala genomics study, with James Cook University, the University of Sydney and San Diego Zoo Global. We used cutting-edge genetic technology to answer critical questions about koala conservation across Australia. The results have just been published, and we found koalas in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury region have the highest level of genetic diversity in the country, out of 22 populations sampled from South Australia up to northern Queensland. The paper states ...