Have a look at our latest project – searching for koala poo!

DSC_0017_2_2Our latest project is to search for koalas on the Northern Tablelands of NSW – well, actually we are looking for their poo! Koalas can be hard to spot, so we will be searching likely spots for their poo under trees. If we find their poo, it means that koalas are nearby. Its all part of a project to find out more about koala populations on the Northern Tablelands and plan for more effective management to ensure their survival.

That's what we are looking for!

That’s what we are looking for!

You can help us!

We will be running workshops in Armidale, Walcha and Nowendoc to show people how to search for koala poo and where to record sightings if you find some (or an actual koala). We are also available to visit your property to carry out koala surveys and vegetation surveys. You can accompany our research team and discover the joys of hunting for koala poo.

To find out more and get involved, have a look at our Cool Country Koala Project page.


  1. kym kilpatrick says

    Hi. We have 150 acres on Pine forest Rd Armidale that we know is a koala corridor. We would love to participate in the project however will be away from the 23rd August 2016 to the 25th of September 2016. As such we would not be able to particpate in the workshop but you are still welcome to include our property in the survey. We would also love to come with you when you do the scat assessment but it may not be possible. Please contact us on either 0439 727892 or 0412 369 677 to organize the details.
    Kym & Stan

    • David Carr says

      They are very similar. Brush-tailed possum poo is looser and tends to stick together in clumps. The ends are pointier and narrower than koala poo. For koala poo think chocolate bullets!

  2. Robyn Swindale says

    Exactly which trees do we look under. have thousands of trees and no time to attend workshop. Is Manna gum one of the trees preferred by koalas?

    • David Carr says

      We have been finding most scats under stringybarks, snow gums, yellow box, wattle-leaved peppermints, New England peppermints and ribbon (or manna) gums. It is usually around the base of the tree.

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