Wildwatch Gympie Nature

The Wildwatch Gympie is a fantastic site to share animal sightings, the location, the condition of the animals and it is all recorded to help our wildlife

The Wildwatch Gympie is a fantastic site to share animal sightings, the location, the condition of the animals and it is all recorded to help our wildlife

After the last couple of months in lockdown it’s a great time to get back outdoors and the Cooloola Coast has plenty of outdoor opportunities!

Why not combine this time with a touch of citizen science and help create a data log of the region’s priority and most threatened species.

By sharing a sighting of animals, such as koalas, and uploading the information on the Wildwatch Gympie site it will give the council and other government agencies a better understanding on their location, health and movement.

Vehicle strikes are also being recorded, however only pull over and approach the animal if it is safe to do so and call a wildlife rescue group if required.

Including these incidents in the Wildwatch Gympie data collection can assist in more informed decisions about ways of preventing or reducing vehicle strikes. If an injured animal is detected please call 1300 ANIMAL or ANARRA on 5484 9111.

Go to gympie.qld.gov.au/wildwatch to make a sighting log which can be done on a tablet, smartphone or computer and involves uploading a photo, answering a few questions and marking the location on a map.