Neville part of koala research

Bearing it: Koalas have been spotted in the Neville State Forest and researchers will be travelling throughout the forest looking for them. Photo: Contributed

Bearing it: Koalas have been spotted in the Neville State Forest and researchers will be travelling throughout the forest looking for them. Photo: Contributed

Where are Blayney’s koalas?

Technically the koalas are in Cowra Council within the Neville, Pennsylvania and Roseberg State Forests and Copperhannia Nature Reserve in the northeast of the Cowra Council area, and the 2014-15 breeding season resulted in several additional local sightings.

Koala researchers John Callaghan and Maria Matthes are leading the search over the next few months.

“We use a number of methods, including transect searches, spotlighting, and looking for scats (koala poo),” Ms Matthes said, “We expect the local koala population to occur at reasonably low density, but we should find koala scats in any habitat areas that support stable breeding groups of koalas.”

If you can help with koala sighting locations or have other helpful info call Maria Matthes on 0467 855 990.