Rescue Number: 0418628483 24HR
Rescue Number: 0418628483 24HR
HKPS VISION STATEMENT - Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the Tilligerry and Tomaree Peninsulas (Port Stephens) koalas and conservation of their habitat.
H.K.PS is a society so all information for Members is available at request.
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HKPS MISSION STATEMENT - The Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc. is determined to care and rehabilitate the Tilligerry and Tomaree Peninsulas, sick and/or injured koalas and their habitat. They are focused on the delivery of a professional and consistent service, and ongoing public education.
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HISTORY - Formed in June 1987, the Hunter Koala Preservation Society’s aim is to assist with the management and preservation of the Port Stephens koala population.
The main impetus for the formation of the Society was the continual threat to koalas from impending urban development and sand mining resulting in the loss of their habitat. Increasing numbers of road accidents, dog attacks and diseases have contributed to the need to protect the native koala population.
The Society, along with the National parks and Wildlife Service, Port Stephens Council and the Australian Koala Foundation has established a Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for Port Stephens.
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Help count koalas for conservation – join the national Koala Count!
The Koala Count is an innovative citizen science survey conducted annually by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) that anyone can take part in! This year, the national survey will run from 7-22 November 2015. By participating in this count, you help to build a more comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations across Australia. The survey is repeated each year over the same period to show trends in koala populations, movement and habitat use over time.
This year, NPA has teamed up with NatureMapr to create a new GPS-enabled smartphone app which participants will use to record their koala sightings. If you don’t own a smartphone you can enter your sightings directly to the Koala Count website at www.koalacount.org.au.
Your sightings will then be fed into the publicly accessible Atlas of Living Australia where they complement existing records and where you can view all of your records, as well as those made by others. Information collected during the count provides a valuable resource for planning future koala conservation projects and helps more effective koala management strategies to be developed.
How to get involved
To participate in this fun survey, all you need to do is register at www.koalacount.org.au or download the NatureMapr app from Google Play or iTunes. You are then ready to go out and count koalas anytime between the 7th to 22nd November. You can do as many or as few counts as you like over the three weeks – even a single survey makes a valuable contribution.
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