Category Archives: Fauna

Scientists Warn Greater Glider is Near Extinction

Written by Adam Morton, The Age, June 2nd 2017 Those who know the greater glider have a vivid way of describing it: like a flying possum crossed with a Koala. About the size of a garden variety possum, but with … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers Makes Two Submissions on Koalas to the NSW Government

Coastwatchers recently made two submissions to the NSW Government regarding the preparation of a “NSW Koala Strategy” and what is known as SEPP 44, a State Environmental Policy covering Koala habitat. Only the “NSW Koala Strategy” is considered in this … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Planning re Sepp 44 Koala Habitat

The Coastwatchers Association has been involved with the development of Koala Recovery Startegies in the Eurobodalla Shire for a number of years. The Association commissioned and funded research through its independently administered ‘Coastwatchers Environment Fund’. The project was led by … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept Environment & Heritage Koala Strategy March 2017

The detailed history of Koalas in the Shire of Eurobodalla is extremely deficient. there was clearly a resident Koala population in the Shire when Europeans settled the South Coast of NSW in the 1800s. It has been reported that there … Continue reading

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Pied Oyster Catchers Traditional Nesting Site at the Batemans Bay Marina About to End

The resident Pied Oystercatchers (Haematopus longirostris) at the Batemans Bay Marina, have nested on the sandflats for many years. The species is on the NSW endangered species list. However, their welcome is about to finish, because of their exposure to … Continue reading

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Bendethera Koala Habitat Survey Report

Coastwatchers’ long-term vision is the re-introduction of Koalas into suitable South Coast forest ecosystems. Long standing Coastwatchers member Keith Joliffe has produced a report into the feasibility of such a long-term reintroduction into part of the Deua National Park (available … Continue reading

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Final Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy

The Final Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy (41 pages) in now published, coinciding with news of a confirmed koala sighting near Nerigundah on November 13th 2013. Final Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy (1MB PDF)

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Eurobodalla Koalas Project Pilot Study Report 2013

The report and appendices are available for download below. Eurobodalla Koalas Project Pilot Study Report (1MB PDF) Koalas Project Appendix 1 – Theoretical Tests Schematic (18KB Microsoft Excel Worksheet) Koalas Project Appendix 2 – Sources and Classification of Low Density Eucalypt Browse … Continue reading

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Shore Birds

 This photo was taken in early November at the Durras Lake entrance. At some stage every day the Pied Oystercatcher parents and chicks return and stay in the fenced off area, “returning to their place of birth.” It has now … Continue reading

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