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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 July 2020
... of lethal control methods, except when justification was provided (e.g., to protect livestock or endangered native species). Only 19.1% were aware that “wild dog” management included dingoes, and attitudes towards “wild dogs” were more negative than those towards dingoes. If public awareness about dingo...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's attitudes towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is of particular importance as the types of attitudes people hold can have a significant impact on conservation solutions. We investigated attitudes held towards Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 888–894.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., whilst simultaneously informing the participants of current research and conservation initiatives. In Sydney's northern suburbs, 600 residences were surveyed on their attitudes to urban possums, with a return rate of 33 %. The majority of respondents were accepting of these animals on their properties...
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Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 June 1990
...John Pickard © 1990 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1990 Attitudes and environmental use and management in the forgotten seventy per cent of Australia John Pickard Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109 INTRODUCTION A quick (but far from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.049
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Conservation of flying-foxes is dependent upon a greater understanding by the general public of their role in the environment and their behavioural characteristics. Negative stereotypes and attitudes perpetuated through the media can have a detrimental impact on their conservation. Since 1985...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.055
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
...-gai Flying-fox Reserve (the Reserve) in suburban Sydney, and conducted an ongoing program of public education on the role of flying-foxes in the ecosystem. In 2001, the KBCS conducted a survey of households neighbouring the Reserve to examine the attitudes of the local residents to the flying-fox...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... The brushtail possum is common in Sydney's bushland suburbs, where it is often valued and made welcome. However, some suburban residents do not either value or welcome brushtail possums on their properties. This study probed the attitudes of both groups of people towards the animals...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
... this study can be harnessed to inform future policy and management decisions, design interventions to change conservation behaviours, and provides a foundation for further enquiry into the ‘human dimensions of wildlife’. There remains a wildlife conservation ‘attitude-intention-action gap’, where we...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Wildlife management is, in our view, as much about education, and managing people's attitudes, as it is about the science of populations of animals. The successful koala management program for Victoria, outlined by Peter Menkhorst, has only been possible because of his firm grasp...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.093
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula poses a test for managers of urban wildlife because community attitudes towards the species vary widely from those who are prepared to live with it to those who wish it to be controlled as a pest. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of kangaroos is a complex undertaking that involves not only activities which farmers can control, but also product management, marketing and public attitudes. Transitioning to sustainable use begins with the importance of animal welfare and greater respect for kangaroos. Email: george.wilson@anu.edu.au...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... and attacks, and summarises key findings of investigations into community attitudes towards managing what is a favourite Australian species. In particular, it was established that lethal control was opposed by a clear majority of survey respondents while translocation as an option for management was supported...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., we are known for our relatively carefree attitude towards some of the world's most dangerous animals, including venomous snakes and spiders, as well as sharks. This has arisen largely because we are familiar with these species, understand the actual level of risk they pose and have some idea of how...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jill Bough Our complex and contradictory relationships with animals is demonstrated in our relationships with donkeys Equus asinus . The Australian context exemplifies these conflicting attitudes: once exploited as a beast of burden in the Outback in colonial times, the donkey has since been...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 388–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
... classified as vermin and shot in the hundreds of thousands. The paper considers social, economic, environmental and ethical issues associated with the introduction and use of donkeys in Australia and identifies parallels with the more general shift in attitudes towards the Australian environment since...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 242–246.
Published: 07 February 2013
... it engenders is discussed both for the current and future generations of students. Suggestions are given as to how to reverse this situation and to change the attitude of academics responsible for developing course work to include the study of whole animal biology and systematics and the importance of senior...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... as dark, evil, bloodsucking monsters. We gathered ancient and modern references to bats, from books, newspapers, radio and TV, the internet and other sources, to explore attitudes to bats. We examined a number of recent books and feel inspired at the change from the stereotypic images that have haunted so...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.022
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... from 10 locations in the wheatbelt published before 1937. Comparisons between data from these two periods were used to assess changes. The published atlas was reviewed in six journals. In this paper, these reviews are used to demonstrate differences in attitudes among scientists to the use...