DELWP Wildlife Officers and vets delivered a one-week program in Framlingham to manage the koala population at the township and adjacent section of the Hopkins River.

Vets conducted health checks on 194 koalas and carried out fertility control on all adult female koalas to reduce breeding rates.

168 koalas were translocated to the Fergusons and Claude Austin State Forests, south of Rocklands Reservoir.

The program aimed to reduce koala numbers, alleviate koala over browsing of trees and improve koala welfare.

It will also help reduce future breeding rates by minimising the percentage of the population that can breed.

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