Category Archives: Fauna

Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy Revised Edition released July 2021

The period for initial consultation on the Revised Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy 2021 is now complete: see below (pending any further advice on improvements). Some minor changes have been made and we can update the document at any time if … Continue reading

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Public Launch of the Draft Revised Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy – Monday May 3rd, 10am at Mossy Point

The launch will be at Lot 16 Annetts Pde, Mossy Point, at the intersection with George Bass Drive (the site of a controversial development proposal. Eurobodalla Koala researcher Keith Joliffe said “We chose this location to highlight the fragmentation and … Continue reading

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Eurobodalla Koala Habitat and Occupancy Project REPORT

Gilmore Electorate Communities Environment Program 2019-20 For the year 2020 the Commonwealth Government granted $2,800 through the Gilmore Electorate to The Coastwatchers Association Inc (matched in-kind by Coastwatchers) under the Communities Environment Program. The purpose of the grant was identification … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers’ Submission to the EPBC Act Review April 2020

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation which commenced July 16th 2000. The EPBC Act enables the Australian Government to join with the states and territories in providing … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers submission re Koala inquiry August 2019

Posted in 2019, Fauna, Forests and Forestry, Koalas, Submissions | Leave a comment

Rolling Logs Over is Purely Political – Keith Joliffe

In the last few weeks, social media has begun predicting a “roll-over” for the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). RFAs are arrangements between the Commonwealth and States aimed at balancing the needs of the forestry industry and its small dependent communities … Continue reading

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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 – March 2017

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 – March 3rd 2017

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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Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy – 2014 to 2026

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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Coastwatchers Submission to Senate Inquiry into the status, health and sustainability of Australia’s koala population – February 7th 2011

You can view or download the report below in pdf format: 858kB (16 pages)

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