Koala Count is a national citizen science survey developed by wildlife experts at the National Parks Association of NSW. Every year we engage with conservation enthusiasts from all walks of life around Australia to build a comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations.
Accurate species distribution data can be a powerful tool for conservation action. Annual data can be used to highlight Koala hotspots and detect areas where Koalas are absent or in decline. This abundance data can then be used as unequivocal evidence for why we need to protect koalas in some regions of Australia.
This year we’re excited to announce that Koala Count will be hosted by NatureMapr, an innovative public data collection software that brings together nature enthusiasts and conservation experts.