Koalas such as this one could face a bleak future on the Fraser Coast.
Koalas such as this one could face a bleak future on the Fraser Coast. Kathy Johnson

Koala corridor project designed to stop population decline

A KOALA corridor project is helping stop the decline of koalas on the Fraser Coast.

The Mary River Koala Corridor Project is designed to provide more habitat for koalas by controlling weeds, revegetating and planting trees.

Greater Mary Association founder Tanzi Smith said koalas in the area faced a bleak future.

"There's probably less koalas in the area than in previous years," she said.

"In the past they have been regularly sighted in Petrie Park and on surrounding properties."

Ms Smith said immediate action needed to be taken.

"It's pretty urgent we do something or they won't have a chance at survival," she said.

For more information on the project, phone Tanzi Smith on 0405 848 375.



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