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Although questionnaire responses and direct feedback from residents showed that a substantial proportion of residents from a Port Macquarie retirement community found local peri-urban kangaroos to be ‘too close for comfort’, most participants indicated a preference for kangaroos remaining in their local area and for management to be undertaken using non-lethal means. Essentially, peri-urban kangaroos were wanted; preferably alive. High participation rates (91%) by local residents demonstrate there is potential for actively involving communities in the management of human-kangaroo conflicts in peri-urban areas.

Adderton Herbert, C. 2004. Long-acting contraceptives: A new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy 26: 6 - 67.
Ballard, G. 2006. Understanding people to improve wildlife management: Case studies in human dimensions research from NSW, Australia, PhD Thesis, University of New England, Armidale.
Jones, A. 2000. How a chance encounter with a kangaroo on a golf course changed a boy's outlook on life, The Sunday Telegraph, 09/04/2000.
Madden, F. 2004. Creating Coexistence between Humans and Wildlife: Global Perspectives, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 9 (4), 247 - 58.
NPWS. 2004. NPWS warns of more attacks in rural residential areas, Media Release, 21/09/2004.
Raik, D. B., Lauber, T. B., Decker, D. J. and Brown, T. L. 2005. Managing Community Controversy in Suburban Wildlife Management: Adopting Practices that Address Value Differences, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 10 (2), 109 - 22.
Stout, R. J., Knuth, B. A, and Curtis, P. D. 1997. Preferences of Suburban Landowners for Deer Management Techniques: A Step Towards Better Communication. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25: 348-59.
Sullivan, L. 2005. Roo attacks toddler in yard, Port Macquarie News, p11, 09/02/2005
Redman, D. and Jarman, P. J. 1999. Living with kangaroos, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Grafton.
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Adderton Herbert, C. 2004. Long-acting contraceptives: A new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy 26: 6 - 67.
Ballard, G. 2006. Understanding people to improve wildlife management: Case studies in human dimensions research from NSW, Australia, PhD Thesis, University of New England, Armidale.
Jones, A. 2000. How a chance encounter with a kangaroo on a golf course changed a boy's outlook on life, The Sunday Telegraph, 09/04/2000.
Madden, F. 2004. Creating Coexistence between Humans and Wildlife: Global Perspectives, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 9 (4), 247 - 58.
NPWS. 2004. NPWS warns of more attacks in rural residential areas, Media Release, 21/09/2004.
Raik, D. B., Lauber, T. B., Decker, D. J. and Brown, T. L. 2005. Managing Community Controversy in Suburban Wildlife Management: Adopting Practices that Address Value Differences, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 10 (2), 109 - 22.
Stout, R. J., Knuth, B. A, and Curtis, P. D. 1997. Preferences of Suburban Landowners for Deer Management Techniques: A Step Towards Better Communication. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25: 348-59.
Sullivan, L. 2005. Roo attacks toddler in yard, Port Macquarie News, p11, 09/02/2005
Redman, D. and Jarman, P. J. 1999. Living with kangaroos, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Grafton.
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