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I Spy Koala Count - Liverpool Plains

10 Nov 2022
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Join us this November to spy for koalas in the Liverpool Plains! 

This region was once home to a thriving population of koalas, however prolonged periods of drought and extreme high temperatures, disease and vehicle strike have reduced numbers significantly. We are calling on the local community to help us survey koalas so we can implement conservation actions to ensure the population thrives well into the future. 

When: 26th and 27th November

Where: National Parks, private or public land within the Liverpool Plains region which encompasses Gunnedah, Boggabri, Pilliga, Baradine, Coonabarabran, Mendooran, Premer, Quirindi and Tamworth.

How: If you are lucky enough to spot a koala, make sure you record the sighting using the I Spy Koala app or the online form available here. Reporting sightings informs future decision making and leads to better koala conservation. 

What to look for: Koalas can often go unnoticed when they are resting up high in a fork of a tree, but can be found if you look for and listen to the following signs:
•    scratch marks on tree trunks
•    scats on the ground
•    calls and bellows

Remember, if you see a koala in the wild, be quiet, move slowly and stay at least 10m away from the tree.

koala in tree