Koala conservation in south eastern NSW

Although once abundant, koalas are now rarely seen in the south eastern corner of NSW.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) eating fresh eucalypt leaves

Since 2007 a team of Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff led by South East Regional Operations has worked with community-based contractors and volunteers to survey koala populations in this part of the state and support the conservation of the surviving koalas.

The koala is an arboreal marsupial with fur ranging from grey to brown above, and is white below. It has large furry ears, a prominent black nose and no tail. It spends most of its time in trees and has long, sharp claws, adapted for climbing. For more information, visit the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) profile page.

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