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The Strzelecki Koala is a population of wild koalas found in the Strzelecki Ranges in South Eastern Victoria, Australia. Studies have proven that the koalas found in this area differ in genetic diversity to other populations found in Victoria. The exact extent and numbers of the population is still not known.

Prior to European settlement, koalas were widespread across Victoria. However, hunting and habitat loss caused their numbers to dwindle to dramatically low numbers in the late 19th century. In order to combat this, koalas were moved by government agencies from inbred populations with a very low genetic diversity on Phillip and French Islands to the rest of state. These inbred koalas thrived and are now the source of most koalas in Victoria, with the exception of populations in the Strzelecki Ranges.

It is because of this that the Strzelecki Koala population is believed to be unique in Victoria. Studies have proven the Strzelecki Koalas to be a genetically intact and a diverse example of a wild population of Koalas. It is therefore feasible that this genetically diverse population will better withstand threats such as disease and climate change than their genetically uniform cousins.





  • Koonwarra- Jachi Walsh 5664 2208 or 0409 944 810
  • Leongatha South- Clare Davis 5674 5568; 0407 314 239 (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Leongatha- Jessica Taylor 0417 525 886
  • Foster- Rose MCConchie 5681 2367
  • Walkerville- Michael and Sue Moore 0429016695
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How healthy is Landcare? Your opinion is wanted.
The Victorian Landcare Program 2019-20 Group Health Survey is now open and we would love to hear what you have been doing, how you are going and your priorities for the next 12 months.

The Group Health Survey provides a snapshot of the health of groups and the contribution of Landcare and environmental volunteering to a healthy environment.

Data collected through the Group Health Surveys is important to help DELWP and the CMAs understand the health of Landcare in Victoria and assists with planning the support provided through the Victorian Landcare Program.

Complete the survey by following this link:

Please complete by Sunday 26 July 2020.

The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. You may want to complete it at the next meeting of your group or share it between group members to complete different sections.
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What a nice sunny day it was last Thursday for a site visit at Smolders Revegetation, Foster for the "One Tree At A Time Project"
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
CONGRATULATIONS To staff members Andrea, Cassie & Glenn. SGLN has been through a restructure and the outcomes are:

Andrea Clifford, will be working 3 days/week in the role of "Network Facilitator, Landcare Groups & Memberships". Andrea will be also working on the Enhancing Biodiversity At The Bunurong Coastal Landscape.

Glenn Brooks-MacMillan will be working 2.5 days/week in the role of "Commercial Development, Philanthropic Funding and Donations"

Cassie Wright, will be working 2 days/week in the role of "Projects and Education"

Keep up the great work team SGLN!!

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