NRMA Connecting Koala Habitats

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Do you care about the future of our Koalas? Join this unique collaboration between local councils, Landcare, landholders and CVA! By planting koala food and support trees on multiple landholder properties throughout the Northern Rivers (Lismore, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Byron Bay regions), you can help to establishing vital links between existing Koala habitats in the region. This opportunity would suit students who are passionate about the environment and looking for volunteering opportunities and students enrolled in COM30001, SCI00211 and SCI83012.

Working on this project you will make a difference in Key Impact Area: Environment; Sustainable Development Goal: Life on Land (SDG 15).

Details

Availability: Underway

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
53 Tamar st
Various Locations
NSW

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

We aim to provide and restore strategic habitat corridors throughout the landscape which will enhance habitat connectivity for the Koala populations.

Outcomes

To connect small habitat remnants that currently support fragmented koala populations, reducing individuals risk of predation, isolation and displacement.

Needs to be addressed

A need for more koala habitat, food, security and connectivity through the landscape.

Benefits to students

- Hands-on practical skills in planting primary koala trees and supporting native vegetation
- Networking in the industry
- Field experience
- Transport potentially available (by negotiation)
- On-site training provided
- Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and sleeves, hat and bring a water bottle
- Planting events: March-June

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Promotion of the project and other CVA opportunities. Linking students to volunteering opportunity.

Partner

Tube stock, PPE, tools, equipment, water.