The project in short
Earlier this year the Office of Environment and Heritage employed a wildlife ecologist to undertake a pilot study in the Southern Highlands and to record koala sightings as well as scats (faeces) and scratches on trees. From this study, OEH identified areas to undertake further work including deploying radio tracking collars to monitor koala movements. Initially ten collars were fitted and koalas tracked in real time using GPS technology. Koala movements will be monitored for about six months, after which the collars will be removed if they haven’t already fallen off.