Conserving and improving the natural environment of our catchment is what we are all about, and we do this by working to restore the catchment’s indigenous vegetation and, by extension, helping to preserve the native fauna, including koalas.
In a milestone decision by the Commonwealth Government in 2012, koalas throughout Queensland are now listed as vulnerable under the EPBC act (1999). This is in response to the alarming decline in koala numbers throughout the state, which makes the koalas in our catchment even more precious.
It is always a thrill to see a koala. ‘Hot spots’ in our catchment are Mt Coot-tha Forest, Gap Creek Reserve, Deerhurst Road and Haven Road, and there have been recent sightings in Pullenvale and Moggill as well. Even if you don’t see one you might hear their distinctive call at night during the breeding season from October to March. During this time koalas are more mobile, and therefore vulnerable, so extra care should be taken driving cars at night and to contain dogs, especially at night. You can register sightings of koalas in the catchment at KoalaTracker.com.au