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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... for which the Government had just allocated $700 billion to solve. Added to that, another unnecessary expense - the war in Iraq, had eaten through $600 billion. When asked what he would do as president to lead his country out of the financial crisis, John McCain stated: “Well, the first thing we have...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 127–145.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Ian Wallis ABSTRACT The world's population is burgeoning having increased from four billion in 1975 to 7.4 billion at the beginning of 2016. Thus, we need more food and this places more pressure on the environment. Coincident with this change, rates of obesity and of adverse mental health...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 217–222.
Published: 20 May 2022
...Dale G. Nimmo; Chris J. Jolly; Alexandra J. R. Carthey ABSTRACT Southern Australia’s 2019–20 wildfire season was unprecedented, but the ecological toll remains poorly understood. Estimates of three billion animals being affected by the fires attracted global attention, but how many of those animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Carolynn L. Smith ABSTRACT Humans began the transformation of wild jungle fowl into modern day chickens over 8,000 years ago. Over the past 70 years, chickens have become an increasingly important economic and dietary stable throughout the world. There are now over 20 billion chickens on farms...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Conservation of the Australian biota and rural and regional communities is at a critical crossroads and our generation is at the wheel. Three to five billion dollars in land degradation is accumulating every year, more species are going extinct here than on any other continent in the world...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 410–418.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of research on the impacts of fire on invertebrates if progress is to be made on policies to conserve invertebrates in Australia. In Chapter 12, van Eeden and Dickman estimate the number of animals (vertebrates) affected by the fires to be 2.8 billion. During the fires, the media reported billions were killed...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., of persuading the majority of meat-eaters to abandon all animal products are remote. He concludes that it seems better to pursue a different strategy, we should do our utmost to reduce the suffering of the billions of animals in the vast factory farms. Singer closes his foreword with the thought that the book...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 101–111.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to compensate farmers for a halt to land clearing, which occurs at the rate of 400,000 hectares a year in the state . Grattan and Clennell also pointed out that, an ACF-National Farmers Federation report called for $60 billion over 10 years . The article identified that, Mr Beazley s salinity plan reallocated...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 120–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
... globally (Glopan 2014). These trends are reflected statistically with 200 million children under the age of five classified as having stunted growth due to chronic undernutrition, or wasting due to acute undernutrition; two billion people suffering physical and cognitive effects resulting from a lack...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 186–193.
Published: 30 September 2020
... opinion from the University of Sydney (2020) estimated that more than one billion animals died as a result of the bushfires. However, there are also the knock-on effects that surviving animals are then impacted by the removal of massive tracts of vegetation resulting in significant shortages of natural...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 702–718.
Published: 24 January 2022
... annual value of wildlife volunteer contributions has been estimated as $27 million in NSW (Haering et al. 2019) and extrapolated to $6 billion nationally when in-kind and actual costs, such as vet bills and animal food, are combined (Englefield et al. 2018). A NSW study found that wildlife volunteers...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of restaurants increased and a wide range of cuisines began to influence Australian eating patterns. But prominent among the meals eaten out of the home are those from fast food chains. By 2007 about 17,000 outlets sold more than 1.64 billion meals and takeaways per year about 80 for every member...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 5–19.
Published: 07 September 2012
... Government s $3.1 billion plan to buy water for wetlands, and quotes Kingsford: we re still not seeing the sort of leadership we need for climate change, rivers and land clearing , and he urges Australia to follow Canada and legislate to create a heritage rivers system to protect more rivers to prevent...
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Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 12 April 2023
... conditions, mainly prevalent in tropical areas, where they mostly affect impoverished communities, and disproportionately affect women and children. These diseases cause devastating health, social and economic consequences to more than one billion people (NIH 2022). A global perspective on snakebite...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 281–286.
Published: 23 October 2023
.... Retaining remnant mature forest for nature conservation at Eden, New South Wales. Pp 177-94 in Nature Conservation: The Role of Remnants of Native Vegetation. Edited by D. A. Saunders et al., Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton. Mannix, L. 2020. Many, many billions of animals feared to have dies...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 139–149.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Prineas (ed). Proceedings of the Paddy Pallin Conference , Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, Sydney. Recher, H. F. 1998c. Australian elections, wilderness and the lost billions. Pacific Conservation Biology 4, 177-178. Australian elections, wilderness and the lost billions Pacific...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 643–653.
Published: 31 August 2022
... of catastrophic losses of these marsupials. In January 2020, estimates made by one of us (CD) of the numbers of all terrestrial vertebrates in the path of the fires were widely reported in at least 6495 articles in 115 countries, reaching by year s end 25.6 billion views (V. Reiner, pers. comm.; van Eeden...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 345–350.
Published: 17 March 2014
... was established in 1990 by Prime Minister Hawke, and has captivated rural and urban Australians alike; the $2.5 billion Natural Heritage Trust was established in 1997 by Prime Minister Howard, which provided a huge financial boost to community groups; and in 2000, the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 26–30.
Published: 01 December 2017
... as to feeding a global human population, which is set to expand to nine billion by 2050. (Van Huis et al. 2013). This is because, being cold blooded, insects in general are much more efficient converters of their ingested food to body weight than livestock such as, cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens (Van Huis et...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 140–150.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of dingoes since early European settlement. We must have spent billions of dollars and masses amounts of time doing it. Does anyone have the data to tell us how much we have spent on it so we can actually see whether it might be easier to live with the dingoes, pay compensation for the losses, rather than...