Royal National Park in world-leading program

March 2, 2023 8:39 am in by


The Royal National Park north of the Illawarra, will be part of a world-leading program to report, on the health of NSW national parks.

The program will include more than 600 surveillance sites, across eight national parks areas, to track long term trends in biodiversity.

Surveys are already underway in the Kosciuszko and Royal National Parks, with camera traps already generating a wealth of data, and showcasing the diversity of wildlife.

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Targeted surveys will be carried out at each of the national park areas, to monitor threatened species, such as koalas, powerful owls, and Wollemi pines. 

A different set of surveys will track populations of feral animals and weeds, and generate fire management metrics.

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