Events

Earthwatch's 'Conserving Koala Country'

Earthwatch's 'Conserving Koala Country'

From 2 April - 3 June, 2011

Traverse the Great Otway National Park while conducting valuable research on koala habitats to understand the impact of climate change on their population and behaviour. During this Earthwatch Institute Australia expedition, volunteers will get the chance to work closely with koalas and be involved in all aspects of the research including:

* Capturing and handling koalas under close supervision of an experienced catcher/handler.
* Radio tracking Koala observations.
* Tree measurements.
* Habitat assessments.
* Scat search, collection, and preparation of samples for analysis.
* Deployment of cameras, downloading and viewing images.
* Spotlighting for animals at night.

Where: Otway National Park, Southern Western regions of Victoria (along the Great Ocean Road), Australia.
When: Various dates over 10 days: 27 April - 6 May; 14 - 23 September; 19 - 28 October, 2011.
Cost: $2,700 (includes accommodation and meals), with the fee going towards valuable conservation research.
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