The Sunshine Coast Koala Conservation Plan 2022 aims to protect our region's koala populations.
The plan covers a range of actions to restore and conserve koala habitat as well as mitigate many threats faced by the species.
Since the plan's commencement, Environment Levy funds have:
- supported research partnerships to better understand our region's koala populations
- monitored and tracked koalas in Tanawha and Reesville areas. This led to the identification of a koala 'hotspot' in the Reesville/Howells Knob area - where a healthy population was discovered
- restored public land in the Howells Knob area to support the area’s population including food tree plantings, weed control and removing barriers to koala movement
- continued to grow programs such a Land for Wildlife to increase and enhance koala habitat on private land
- supported Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and other wildlife rescue/carer organisations thorough our Partnerships Program
- Established a koala fodder Pinelands Park in Beerwah in partnership with Glass House Mountains Advancement Network group.
Find out more in our Environment Levy annual reports.