EcoNetwork Port Stephens
Objectives of Koala Koalition EcoNetwork Port Stephens
To help protect, maintain and grow the koala population in Port Stephens through:
- Improved information through drone surveys, mapping. Understanding where koala populations are and their movements through corridors. Potential sites through improved vegetation surveys.
- Improved protections through – an updated CKPoM (Mid North coast council to develop a CKPoM).
- Understanding government legislation & policy – Local, State and Federal – relationships & contradictions.
- Understanding that political parties have agendas, that offsets are a fallacy & a source of corruption.
- Building relationships with Councils, Hunter Water, Crown Lands.
- Placing a dollar value on our pristine environment, it has a specific tourism value (compare the tourist industry generated by whale watching).
- Understanding that the koala is the umbrella species. Our biodiversity and environmental balance are endangered by their fall in numbers.
- Involvement of the Worimi original landholders.