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Enhancing drought-resistant koala habitat on the Eastern Darling Downs

Website/Report

Project lead

Cambooya Landcare Association Inc

Partnerships

(not documented)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 2

Funding amount

$40,000

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

3 March 2014

End date

(not documented)

Summary

This project addresses the critical issue of limited and highly fragmented/disconnected habitat for koala populations on the eastern Darling Downs. It aims to ensure that restoration of koala habitat on private lands (owned by farmers) is evidence-based and is planned strategically to enhance drought-resistance and connectivity to known drought refugia (e.g. riparian woodlands) in order to increase the resilience of koala populations across the landscape.

These activities will:
  • promote koala habitat restoration and management efforts on private land
  • increase landholders’ skills and knowledge in multiple use on-farm management and resilient landscape planning
  • ensure re-vegetation efforts will extend the amount of quality koala habitat
  • provide essential habitat links across the landscape and to drought refugia such as lowland/riparian woodlands for significant but at-risk koala populations on the eastern Darling Downs
  • ensure habitat links will also be of benefit to other native flora and fauna, which will help to improve the overall biodiversity and ecology of the area.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

130006

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Enhancing drought-resistant koala habitat on the Eastern Darling Downs, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/enhancing-drought-resistant-koala-habitat-on-the-eastern-darling-downs-1657/>.

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