RESIDENTS are urged to join Redlands Coast Koala Watch by koala spotting when out walking or riding across the city.
This will help koala conservation and it is easy - just look up into the trees when you are out and about then submit online koala sightings.
Redlands Coast Koala Watch is a joint partnership between Redland City Council, researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast and the community.
Information collected will be used by council and researchers to further develop koala conservation actions, reduce the number of sick and injured koalas and improve local koala mapping.
Getting help for ill or injured koalas is also important, so the program offers information on how to spot a koala in distress and where to get help quickly.
Significant threats to the Redlands Coast koala population are disease, getting hit by a car or being injured by a dog.
Outcomes for injured koalas that are quickly returned to the wild, healthy from a stay in hospital, are greatly improved the sooner they can receive treatment.
To join Koala Watch, or for more information, visit redland.qld.gov.au/koalawatch.