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Due to its time-frame, this study has been able to look where no other study has - through generations of koalas using the one site. This aspect of the study of the koala population at Blair Athol Mine will continue - there is still much to learn. As we build on the extensive body of data gathered so far, we are putting together the story of the lives of many koalas.
We have developed new methods of assessing range fidelity in koalas that enable us to quantify the effect of disturbance on these animals. In the future we have plans for more intensive monitoring, a focus on the developing revegetation areas and the influence of the extended dry period on the long-term structure of our study group.
Today, we are using state of the art Satellite Technology to follow the koalas at Blair Athol. Another world first, we hope to develop even better remote techniques to promote the safety and management of koalas throughout their range.
Our goal is always to gather and interpret the best possible information on the ecology of the koalas at Blair Athol and make this widely available.