Common agricultural chemicals, ACT election corflutes and old fashioned determination have combined to successfully combat deadly mange along the Murrumbidgee River at Lanyon, and now volunteers are looking to expand their work to another problem spot for the local wombat population.

The successful collaborative trial at Lanyon between ACT Wildlife and Parks and Conservation on treating mange means that a further project to manage an expanding problem on Cooleman Ridge is now likely to proceed if it gains funding and support.

ACT Wildlife president Marg Peachey said the recently concluded two-year trial had provided invaluable insights into how to deliver Cydectin drench effectively to sick wombats, and to understand how reinfection occurs in local populations.

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