The Koala Count is an exciting nationwide citizen science survey running from 7-17 November that anyone can join. The aim of the Count is to create a comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations across the landscape by engaging the community directly in a once-a-year survey. The Count is repeated every year to show trends in koala populations, movement and habitat use over time.
A free, GPS-enabled smartphone app, BioTag, has been developed especially for the Count. The app allows participants to easily record the location of each koala they see, along with the answers to a few short questions on each koala. The survey breaks new ground by allowing anyone to view their own records, as well as the data collected by others.
People who do not own a Smartphone can upload their sightings directly to the Koala Count Data Portal at www.koalacount.org.au.
This project is a great opportunity for MINCA members to get involved in citizen science & Koala conservation.
For more information and to join the count please visit:
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