As the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains areas well know, it’s not always easy to know just how many koalas are at home in the region.
A Queensland couple who are certified environmental practitioners from the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand, have found an effective, but furry, answer to the problem – Taz the koala detection dog.
Olivia Woosnam and Alex Dudkowski from OWAD Environment were on hand to talk about koala conservation and management with the help of Taz at a koala conservation and care workshop in Gunnedah on Thursday.
Ms Woosnam said they came to Gunnedah because they believe regional areas need to do more about koala conservation.
“We are convinced the future of koalas increasingly is relying on regional areas, but but regional areas are probably not on the radar for the already limited funds available for conservation."
See Taz in video action at www.nvi.com.au
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