The Great Koala Count aims to learn more about the South Australian koala population by involving the general public, school children, community groups, and animal lovers as citizen scientists. Participants will explore their local neighbourhoods, parks and koala hot-spots to observe and record koalas.
Be part of The Great Koala Count and help collect accurate data about our fury friends and the chance to get your own ‘paws and claws’ on some great prizes.
Here’s how to take part:
• Smart-phone users download the free The Great Koala Count App through your supplier (apple and android compatible) which will allow you to upload your images instantly. Links to the app downloads are at: abc.net.au/adelaide/operation
• Those without a smart-phone can upload digital images of koala sightings via abc.net.au/adelaide/operation.
On The Great Koala Count day, Wednesday 28 November, there will be a live radio broadcast from Cleland Wildlife Park from 9am, with 891 ABC Adelaide’s Morning Show with Ian Henschke. Cleland are offering a special gold coin entry on the day for anyone who mentions the Great Koala Count.
For more information on taking part in The Great Koala Count visit abc.net.au/adelaide/operation or contact the Hotline on 08 8302 9999 or email [email protected].
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Project Partners: ABC Local Radio SA; Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia; Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources; Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board; CSIRO.