Sunshine Coast Koala Summit
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Venue: Day Sessions Venue:
Cnr Eumundi-Noosa Road & Goodchap Street
(Enter via main reception – next to Noosa Radiology;
please note, there is unrestricted car parking at rear;
lunch can be purchased on-site)
Tel. 07-5440 7000
Venue: Cocktail Party
Noosa Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa
Tel. 07-5449 4888
Representatives from four koala conservation organisations that are active in the Sunshine Coast region are co-hosting this event - Sunshine Coast Koala Wildlife Rescue, Koala Action Pine Rivers, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue and Koala Diaries. These groups recognise that, without a high level, well co-ordinated management approach, functional extinction of the koala on the Sunshine Coast will be a reality.
The purpose of the Summit is to provide a forum for invited koala experts, Sunshine Coast Council personnel, and community groups to share information and, together, identify actions that will preserve wild koala populations on the Sunshine Coast and form the basis of a regional approach to koala management.
Accordingly, it is intended that the programme will explore
(1) the status, trends and threats to koalas;
(2) the scope of high level strategic and holistic planning; (3) regional and local strategies for koala conservation (conserving koalas hand-in-hand with good development); and
(4) key priorities for the Sunshine Coast region.
The Summit will draw from examples of issues, trends and real, action-focussed projects that are working in other regions.