For all information about the Koala Recovery Partnership, please contact Dr Rebecca Montague-Drake (Koala Ecologist) on 6581 8639 or by emailing

Rebecca has over 25 years’ experience working for government and universities, primarily undertaking wildlife research. She has authored more than 30 scientific publications. She has worked in a variety of landscapes across Australia, including the arid zone, the Box Gum woodlands of temperate southern Australian and the tropical savannas of the Top End. Her key areas of interest have been avifauna and mammals. Rebecca grew up in the Hastings area and returned to her home area in 2014 to become the Ecologist for Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, a role which, among many other things, promoted koala conservation outcomes through development assessment, strategic planning and on-ground and scientific projects. Feel free to call Rebecca to discuss ideas or get information.

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