Tinana Koala research project

QTFN’s Conservation Manager, Tanya Pritchard is excited to be working alongside Dr Bill Ellis on the Tinana Koala Research Project.

In many areas of the Fraser Coast local koala populations are decreasing.

The Tinana area (near Maryborough) is experiencing rapid urban development; at the same time, there is a lack of scientific research and monitoring programs focussed on koalas and their habitat in this area.

This research project will help to gauge the current status of the koala population in this area and provide a broader understanding of the health of koalas in the Maryborough district of the Fraser Coast.

We know the poorly studied koala population has regional importance, and this research will give us the information and tools to better protect them.