Local workshop puts koalas in the spotlight
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Local workshop puts koalas in the spotlight

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To strengthen local koala conservation efforts, Cessnock City Council will host a workshop to introduce participants to the science, technologies and collaborative actions to find and protect koalas.

The National Science Week “Scats, Scratches and Screams” workshop will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Laguna Community Hall.

The workshop will feature experts from a range of disciplines, including scientists and researchers from the University of Newcastle, representatives from Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences, NSW Environment and Heritage, NSW Local Land Services, Landcare, Hunter Wildlife Rescue, National Parks and Wildlife Service and local landowners. Each speaker will provide unique insights into their roles and contributions to koala conservation.

Cessnock Mayor Jay Suvaal said the workshop was in response to community questions about the NSW Koala Strategy.

“Koalas are currently listed as an endangered species and their population faces numerous threats including habitat loss, drought, disease, bushfires, vehicle accidents and other challenges,” Councillor Suvaal said.

“Sadly, the 2020 Legislative Council Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitats in New South Wales found that without action, koalas in New South Wales could become extinct by 2050.

“These workshops are aimed specifically at local residents who have koala habitats on their properties and are a great opportunity to learn more about what you can do to help support and protect your local koala population.”

Snacks and drinks will be served on the day of the event. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are required.

Find out more and reserve your place today by visiting the event page here.

Inspiring Australia NSW is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

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