Managing koalas

Managing koalas

In parks where koala densities are unsustainable, the koalas' source of food, largely Manna Gums, can be over-grazed. This defoliation causes the trees to die, leading mass starvation of the koala population.

Management

Parks Victoria uses three strategies to manage unsustainable koala populations:

  • Fertility control – use of contraceptive implants
  • Koala relocation
  • Habitat manipulation - protection of individual trees

Once populations are at sustainable levels ongoing management is needed to ensure that population sizes are maintained.

Koala management programs are in place at:

  • Mount Eccles National Park
  • Snake Island
  • Raymond Island
  • French Island National Park.

Outcome

Where management programs have been in place over a number of years, monitoring of population levels has shown they are reduced to sustainable levels.
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Staplyton Campground re-opens after upgrade

23 Sep 2016

Popular Staplyton campground in the north end of the spectacular Grampians National Park will re-open on Saturday 24 September, in time for school holidays and for visitors to enjoy. Completed upgrades to the campground have been part of the extensive works undertaken by Parks Victoria to restore and improve areas…

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