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Council calls on community to support koalas in care

February 27, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

Lady standing next to eucalyptus tree, touching leaves

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is working with wildlife carers to identify fresh food for injured koalas. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law said that koalas in care need fresh leaves daily to support their recovery. “It can take up to six fresh tips of eucalyptus branches to support one koala each day,...

First rehabilitated koala released at Tugalong Station

August 5, 2019Posted in: Environment

‘Tug’ the koala has this week become the first rehabilitated koala to be released onto ‘Tugalong Station’. The NSW State Government purchased the 3,680 hectare property in February this year to help safeguard the local koala population. Council’s Koala Conservation Officer and coordinator of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, Margot Law said Tug’s release...

Koala project keen to work with landholders

April 8, 2019Posted in: Environment

The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is excited to work together with private landholders from across the Wingecarribee Shire to help look after local koala habitat. The Koala project team have invited one thousand key landholders from across the Highlands which are predicted to have koala habitat to attend KOALARAMA – a series of free information...

Council welcomes koala conversation funding

September 4, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the announcement from the Member for Goulburn pledging $450,000 to address koala conservation in the Southern Highlands. “We’re absolutely thrilled with this announcement and what it means for our Shire’s koala habitats,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers. Recent research undertaken by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage...

Kitty and Koko find safe new home

December 14, 2017Posted in: Environment

Two young koalas have been released back into the wild at a Southern Highlands bushland Reserve. The two koalas, Kitty and Koko, were found on separate occasions at a notorious koala road kill hotspot on the busy Hume Highway at Alpine. Koko was rescued after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the...