Native animals

The Gympie region is home to over 3600 species of native plants and animals.

The abundance of wildlife is due to our region being in an area where northern tropical and southern temperate native species overlap.

Our coastal wetland environment, region's bushlands, rivers, streams and foreshores provide important habitat for migratory birds, koalas, the Mary River Cod, the Mary River Turtle, the Australian Lungfish and Loggerhead Turtle, to name a few.  

Koala conservation 

Conservation planning for koalas and their habitat is important to ensure long-term conservation of koalas.

The Koala Conservation Management Plan 2018 has been developed through extensive consultation with Local Natural Resource Management Groups.

It includes both short and long-term goals aimed at reducing the wide range of threats facing koalas in the Gympie region.