The identification of Koala refugia in Myrtle State Forest
NEFA undertook a brief and quick survey on 3 September over some 7 hectares of burnt forest in Myrtle State Forest, adjacent to where we had previously identified 2 trees with Koala scats. This identified 1,118 Koala scats under an additional 18 trees, with 517 scats under one tree, in an area where the Forestry Corporation have never identified Koalas.
This constitutes part of an important Koala refugia where Koalas have survived the fires.
Logging is imminent. These findings demonstrate the need for a comprehensive survey to identify all remaining Koala refugia for protection before logging starts.
Photo: Dailan Pugh, OAM
517 Koala scats were counted under a Grey Box, displaying frequent use of this single tree.
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