NSW communities are being called on to share their sightings from the past two years through a new wildlife survey released by the Office of Environment and Heritage. The survey asks if you have information about a selection of NSW wildlife: brushtail possums, foxes, platypus, wombats, koalas, spotted-tailed quolls, echidnas, kangaroo, deer and dingos.
Whether you saw a possum on your way to school, a wombat while out working, or a koala while on holiday, every sighting contributes to research to help understand where in NSW these animals are living and how their populations are faring.
The survey is being funded as part of the $44.7 million NSW Koala Strategy, that is helping to secure the future of koalas in the wild.
Data from this years survey can help identify sites for action under the NSW Koala Strategy as well as forming part of koala monitoring across the State. It only takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and its a great opportunity to help build knowledge about wildlife in your local area.
Access the new wildlife survey here: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/wildlife-survey