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Koala Citizen Scientists are No Longer Strangers

Who would have thought you could find fifteen people prepared to rise early on a wintery Sunday morning, travel far from home and scratch around the wet undergrowth of a little-known forest in South Gippsland to search for koala poo? Members of the SKAT collective were pleasantly surprised with everyone's commitment to learn how to survey one of the last intact forests for the Strzelecki koala.

Some of the enthusiastic folk keen to learn how to survey for koala presence.

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Complaint to the OCR - "Planned Burn" Incinerates Koalas in National Park

Friends of the Earth were notified by a local that burnt koalas had found dead at Mount Richmond National Park in the Barwon south-west region of Victoria after a "planned-burn". We did a site visit on May 28th to investigate the aftermath of this tragedy. We have made a formal complaint to the Office of Conservation Regulator (OCR) as this raises a number of concerns surrounding management of planned-burns as carried out by Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMV) and the Department of Environment Water, Land and Planning (DELWP). Find our letter below.

How to find Koala scats in South Gippsland