In a significant sign that a seven year revegetat

first_imgIn a significant sign that a seven year re-vegetation program is working, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is thrilled with the news that the first koala sighting in over 75 years has been confirmed in Kosciuszko National Park.The last record of a koala in the park was near Batlow in 1940, said NPWS, but in late November 2016 a healthy male koala was spotted crossing the Snowy Mountains Highway near Tumut.“We’re not sure if the sighting is an isolated individual that has wandered in looking for suitable vacant habitat or if it marks the discovery of a previously unrecorded wild population,” Area Manager Matt White told the ABC.“We haven’t even looked for koalas for decades there, it’s so rare.This one has either travelled a long way, or there are populations we don’t know about.”The NPWS would like to hear from anyone who spots a koala in Kosciuszko, by contacting the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.last_img

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