Message from NPWS
We are pleased to let
the NSW Wildlife Council know we have launched a new
online community wildlife survey. We are asking people
across New South Wales to share their knowledge about local wildlife, including
where they have seen wildlife over the last two years.
We value your knowledge
of the wildlife in your area, including your understanding about their health
and threats. It would be great if you could help us get a better understanding
of where wildlife is across NSW by completing the survey at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/wildlife-survey.
We expect it will take 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
We also need your help
sharing the survey with your networks. We have attached some communication
materials that could help you do this.
The survey is asking
about the following ten animals:
rehabilitators, you will know a lot about your local wildlife. We do not need
you to tell us about the animals in your care (you give us those data through
other channels). This survey is an opportunity for you to let us know your
thoughts on population changes for the ten animals as well as personal
sightings you may have made outside of your caring duties.
A similar survey was
undertaken in 2006. The results of that survey informed the NSW Koala Strategy
as well as supporting broader biodiversity conservation initiatives.
The data from the 2006
survey, combined with the current 2019 survey data, will help us understand how
wildlife populations are changing over time. We will get a better view of where
these animals are, their health, and threats in their environment.
The Community Wildlife
Survey is being funded as part of the NSW Koala Strategy. Data from the survey can
help identify sites for priority action under the NSW Koala Strategy as well as
forming part of koala monitoring across the State.
We encourage you to
complete the survey and forward the survey to others who have data to share.
Please let us know if we can assist with these communications in any way.
Senior Project Officer
Biodiversity and Wildlife Team
National Parks and Wildlife Service