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In the Great Otway National Park, the koala population have been increasing and destroying the native tree species. Earthwatch Australia is an environmental not for profit that unites individuals, like you, together with today's leading scientists to help resolve scientific questions through field research. By participating in Earthwatch's expeditions the data you collect, will be helping scientists unravel key environmental challenges and contributing to long-term conservation plans. Become a 'scientific research assistant' for the duration of the expedition and experience what it is like to observe, collect and analyse species and the environment like a pro!On their upcoming expedition - Conserving Koala Country - you will be conducting tree measurements and habitat assessments. The data collected will contribute useful data to a longer-term consideration of climate change while also contributing to the conservation of koalas and their habitat. The research will be taken near one of the world's most scenic drives - the Great Ocean Road. You will not only be contributing to this important research, but also making life-long friends and learning about the importance the iconic furry friends play in the Australian ecosystem.The research will take place for nine days in September, November and February, in the Great Otways National Park. The exact location will be given once booked.