Moree workshop on the care and rehabilitation of koalas

THE Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority and Croppa Creek Koala Landholder Group are holding a koala rehabilitation workshop in Moree next Wednesday to introduce wild koala rehabilitation for veterinarians, wildlife carers, government agencies, researchers and landholders.

The free workshop will be delivered by Cheyne Flanagan, head veterinarian at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. 

The workshop will cover: 

* koala behaviour, social biology and habitat;

* reasons for admission to care;

* how to capture and handle koalas;

* how to assess a koala’s condition;

* treatment options; and

* how to release koalas back into their habitat.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday in room 39 in the science building at Moree Secondary College’s Albert St campus.

RSVP by close of business on Monday to Leah MacKinnon on 6757 2559.

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