A new app has been launched by the NSW Government to help track koala numbers in the wild.
I Spy Koala allows members of the public to record helpful information when they spot koalas in their natural habitats, such as their location, what condition they're in, photos and other applicable details.
The data from the app will be available for access through the interactive NSW Government Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) portal.
The portal was developed as a central place for the public to find data about the environment.
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With koala populations in NSW facing threat from a number of factors, including urban expansion, bush fires, car strikes, dog attacks and disease, it is believed the data gathered through the I Spy Koala app will lead to better koala conservation and better planning decisions.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
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