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The first photo received: koala on Seaview St, Byron Bay.

Calling for photos of local koalas for a new citizen science investigation!

Have you photographed koalas anywhere in Byron-Belongil catchment: from Tyagarah to Broken Head, and round back up to St Helena?

We are compiling a story map about Byron’s koalas to get a better understanding of the koalas, their locations and the ways people observe them.

To encourage better awareness of individual animals, we will also make a photo mosaic of Byron koalas. We need your help.

Please email photos of koalas to [email protected]. Include the location and date of photo(s), as well as time and any other comments about the sighting.

Send only 4-5 photos per email, but send as many emails as you like. Include in email for each photo the location (house number, street name or similar), the date and the time, plus your contact details. The cut-off date for first round of submissions is 27 February, 2015.

This is a joint project of the Byron-Belongil (By-Bel) Group (around 50 members) with the Byron Young Residents Alliance (BYRA) (around 60 members).

These groups are affinity groups of the Byron Residents Group.
For more information please contact Mary Gardner at 0423 742 792 or Caitlin Weatherstone at 0448 054 820.

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay


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