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The Koala Health Hub (KHH) is an initiative of the University of Sydney to benefit koala welfare and conservation by connecting researchers across the country with people on the coalface of koala care and management. Through communication and collaboration, and provision of essential services and expertise, we aim to create an inclusive, diverse and innovative source of support for koala health management in Australia.

Koalas are part of Australia’s national identity, but koala numbers have been in severe decline for many years. Koalas are listed as “vulnerable” over most of their range, based on a dramatic decline in koala numbers over the past 5-10 years.
The threat facing koala populations today is complex and based on numerous challenges including habitat loss, widespread and serious disease, urbanization, domestic dog attacks, motor vehicle collisions and climatic extremes. Without assistance to overcome these issues the long-term outlook for koalas in Australia is bleak
Bushfires

Links and resources for bushfire response and koala care

Community Wildlife Survey

We are on the lookout for wildlife across NSW. If you’ve seen brushtail possums, platypus, wombats, koalas, spotted-tailed quolls, or a few of their neighbours, we want to know. Our Community Wildlife Survey is now open. https://www.environment.nsw.gov … Continue reading Community Wildlife Survey

Protocols for collecting samples and data from koalas.

A set of protocols and accompanying forms and instruction have been developed by KHH with the support of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Saving our Species Program, and with broad consultation. Protocols cover non-invasive (s … Continue reading Protocols for collecting samples and data from koalas.