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Great Otway NP Koala translocation

  • YEAR: 2016
  • STATE: Victoria
  • FOCUS AREAS: Saving Species/SDG 15: Life on Land

Thanks to your support, Koalas translocated to new habitats will have better survival rates, due to research into inoculants. These inoculants aim to provide Koalas with the unique gut microbes needed to digest the different defensive chemicals of eucalypts in their new areas. Before this research, over one third of koalas died within twelve months of relocation. Now, the search is underway for an inoculant to help koalas adapt to changed diets, so they can safely be moved from areas in which there are too many of them, to suitable habitats with too few koalas.

FNPW support

This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.

Project overview

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation the we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project was completed in XXXX / is ongoing / due for completion in XXXX.

This project was funded by FNPW in XXXX.

PROJECT PARTNERS

University of Western Sydney is the lead organisation for this project.

Further information about our project partner can be found on their website:

www.westernsydney.edu.au

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