EPA releases report on koala habitat mapping in NSW state forests
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a report on koala habitat mapping that was piloted in four state forests in northern NSW.
The mapping pilot aimed to provide a clear understanding of the suitability of various mapping options in improving how koala habitat could be better identified and managed.
The mapping pilot showed that a range of factors influence koala occupancy in suitable habitat areas. These factors, include fire, past disturbance, roads, disease, predation and weeds, making the mapping of koalas and their habitat difficult at times.
The results provide the EPA with important information and data about koalas and their habitat in native forestry areas. This will be vital in helping to understand where koalas are living and how the EPA might better protect and manage their habitats in the future.
For more information about koala mapping program see: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/forestagreements/koala-mapping-program.htm