* Koalas in Lismore

Lismore City Council
South-east Lismore

We were contracted by Lismore City Council to design a long-term koala population monitoring program and provide a koala population estimate for the area covered by their approved Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management.  Lismore has one of the highest disease-mediated koala mortality rates of coastal NSW, yet - anecdotally - koala numbers appear to remain quite stable. This will be the first time an estimate of the size of the local population has been undertaken; the work is being done as a component of an ARC funded project directed by Prof. Clive McAlpine of the University of Queensland. Our final report detailing the results of the project has now been submitted to Council.