Call for volunteer koala spotters at new sanctuary
EFFORTS to save the koala population in the region are being monitored with a koala spotting day planned at Peak Crossing tomorrow.
Queensland Trust For Nature (QTFN) is calling on eagle-eyed volunteers to help spot and catalogue koalas at the organisation's 379ha Koala Crossing reserve off Mt Flinders Road.
Led by ecologists from the University of Queensland, the information collected will add to the Queensland WildNet database and contribute to research into improving koala habitat.
In March rescued koalas Bro and Blondie Bumstead were the first to be released to the new private koala sanctuary.
Under a $1 million project, QTFN, a not-for-profit environment group, purchased the old grazing property mid-last year and has prepared it as a protected, fenced sanctuary. The site has established spotted gums and an existing koala population.
The QTFN koala survey will be held from 9am tomorrow 2 June at 569 Mt Flinders Road, Peak Crossing.
For further information on the event go to the QTFN website at qtfn.org.au/projects/koala-spotting-day