Coffs Harbour is an area of NSW that is privileged to currently have a healthy koala population. This population however, also faces risks. To address this issue, Coffs By Nature have recently partnered with the Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance to run a number of community education sessions and events across the City of Coffs Harbour area over the next 8 months. The koala education program is being run as part of Cores, Corridors and Koalas – a partnership between Great Eastern Ranges and WWF-Australia to restore and reconnect critical habitat for forest-dependent native animals. The practical program aims to improve our knowledge and awareness of our local koala population and will involve the general community and school groups.
The first of these will take place on the 4th November at 9.30am in the Coffs Regional Botanic Gardens. During this session participants will learn about koala feed trees and will have a very high chance of seeing one of the resident koalas in the gardens.