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The town of Anglesea on the west coast of Victoria is famous for its Eastern Grey Kangaroos. However, conflicts have increased between people and kangaroos in the town. Many concerns are centred on the golf course, which can support a population of over 300 kangaroos at times. Roadkills of kangaroos are a major issue for residents, and have apparently increased over the last decade. Residents share a number of other concerns about kangaroos, and are interested in understanding more about them. These issues are being addressed by the development of a community-based kangaroo management program, which may become a blueprint for living with kangaroos in urban areas of Australia.

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Groot Bruinderink, G. W. T. A. and Hazebroek, E. 1996. Ungulate traffic collisions in Europe. Conservation Biology 10:1059-1067.
Higginbottom, K., Northrope, C. L., Croft, D. B., Hill, B. and Fredline, L. 2004. The role of kangaroos in Australian tourism. Australian Mammalogy 26:26-32.
Inwood, D. 2006. A Community Based Management Plan for Kangaroos in the Anglesea Area. Masters of Environment Project Report. Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne.
Jones, M. E. 2000. Road upgrade, road mortality and remedial measures: impacts on a population of eastern quolls and Tasmanian devils. Wildlife Research 27:289-296.
Southwell, C. 1989. Techniques for monitoring the abundance of kangaroo and wallaby populations. Pp. 660-693 in Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroos, edited by G. Grigg, P. Jarman and I. Hume. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales.
Wilson, M. and Croft, D. B. 2005 Kangaroo Myths and Realities. Australian Wildlife Protection Council Incorporated, Melbourne, Australia.
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A.C.T. Kangaroo Advisory Committee. 1996. Living With Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the A.C.T. - Rural Lands. First report to the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning. Australian Capital Territory, Canberra.
Adderton Herbert, C. 2004. Long-acting contraceptives: a new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy 26:67-74.
Anglesea Online. 2006. http://www.anglesea-online.com.au/wildLIFE/living_with_roos.asp. Accessed: 13 July, 2006.
Ben-Ami, D. 2005. Kangaroo Conundrums: kangaroo management in the peri-urban environment. Pp. 174-187 in Kangaroos Myths and Realities, edited by M. Wilson and D. B. Croft… Australian Wildlife Protection Council Incorporated, Melbourne, Australia.
Catanchin, H. 2005. Addressing human-wildlife conflicts: population assessment of eastern grey kangaroos ( Macropus giganteus) in Anglesea, Victoria. Bachelor of Science Honours Thesis. Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne.
Caughley, G. 1981. Overpopulation. Pp. 7-19 in Problems in the management of locally abundant wild animals, edited by P. A. Jewell, S. Holt, and D. Hart. Academic Press, New York, New York.
Coulson, G. 2006. Exploding kangaroos: assessing problems and setting targets. Pp. 174-181 in Pest or Guest: the Zoology of Overabundance, edited by D. Lunney, P. Eby, P. Hutchings, and S. Burgin… Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, Australia.
Groot Bruinderink, G. W. T. A. and Hazebroek, E. 1996. Ungulate traffic collisions in Europe. Conservation Biology 10:1059-1067.
Higginbottom, K., Northrope, C. L., Croft, D. B., Hill, B. and Fredline, L. 2004. The role of kangaroos in Australian tourism. Australian Mammalogy 26:26-32.
Inwood, D. 2006. A Community Based Management Plan for Kangaroos in the Anglesea Area. Masters of Environment Project Report. Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne.
Jones, M. E. 2000. Road upgrade, road mortality and remedial measures: impacts on a population of eastern quolls and Tasmanian devils. Wildlife Research 27:289-296.
Southwell, C. 1989. Techniques for monitoring the abundance of kangaroo and wallaby populations. Pp. 660-693 in Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroos, edited by G. Grigg, P. Jarman and I. Hume. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales.
Wilson, M. and Croft, D. B. 2005 Kangaroo Myths and Realities. Australian Wildlife Protection Council Incorporated, Melbourne, Australia.
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