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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 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.036
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Two Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea nestings were recorded in northern New South Wales during early 1993. Despite apparently sub-optimal nesting conditions, these unexpected nestings attained the relatively high hatching successes of 43 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 March 2021
...David Pollock ABSTRACT We have never been able to rest our country. Pastoralists could move the sheep or the cattle from the paddock, but 61 per cent of the grazing by goats and kangaroos remains. This continual grazing of the most valuable plant species, to their local extinction, has left...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... records, while changes over the past 30 years were mapped at a finer spatial resolution from aerial photography and satellite imagery. Periods of high economic growth and to lesser extents depression are linked to increased vegetation clearing. Fifty per cent of P. cinereus habitat has been lost since...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.050
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... the Sydney Metropolitan area. Forty-four per cent of country respondents registered a problem with flying-foxes compared to twenty-eight per cent in the non-urban Sydney Metropolitan area and only four per cent in the urban Sydney Metropolitan area. In both country NSW and non-urban Sydney Metropolitan, most...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 158–165.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the borders of New South Wales while eight species are entirely extinct. Most losses (21 species) occurred before 1900, particularly in the arid western region of the State. Overall, State-level extinctions represent 39.3 per cent of native rodents (11 of 28 species), 27.0 per cent of marsupials (17 of 63...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.014
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... More than 50 per cent of the frog fauna of New South Wales has been known for over a century, with significant collections from the western area of the state reported in a series of papers by J. J. Fletcher between 1890 and 1894. Of the 16 frog genera found In New South Wales, eight...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 30–37.
Published: 17 March 2014
... if they had sighted platypuses. The public provided information on 300 sites. Eighty-two per cent of these were occupied by platypuses, 11% were previously but no longer occupied by platypuses, and 6% were sites where platypuses have never been recorded. Public sightings indicate that platypuses are widely...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The native herpetofauna of Tasmania, though a small part of the rich Australian fauna, is ecologically and biogeographically distinctive. It contains 31 terrestrial species and six marine species. Among the terrestrial fauna nine species (29 per cent of the fauna) are endemic. Only one species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.008
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... on the western plains (27 species lost, representing 38 per cent of the original fauna) than on the coastal strip or in the Great Dividing Range (losses 4–15%). Losses in the west are due entirely to the catastrophic demise of marsupials (16 of the original 37 species lost) and rodents (11 of 17 species lost...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... The Western Division of New South Wales occupies an area of 32 million hectares, being the most arid 40 per cent of the State with average annual rainfall ranging from 475 mm in the north-east corner to 150 mm in the far north-west corner. Pastoral settlement took place in the period between...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.023
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... An assemblage of frogs was monitored for 23 months in an arid sand dune habitat in southwestern Queensland. Three species were present, Notaden nichollsi, Neobatrachus centralis and Cyclorana australis. N. nichollsi was the most abundant species making up 77.0 per cent of all captures...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.032
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... that their diet includes 20 per cent carrion, as much as 430 tonnes of carrion may be consumed by tortoises each day in summer. The disappearance of tortoises from this system could, therefore, potentially result in a considerable problem with eutrophication. Estimation of the quantitative importance of tortoises...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... the Inquiry from dealing with the question of the potential restitution of the fifty per cent of forested lands lost since settlement. In revealing that the Australian public places a high value o n fauna conservation, the Resource Assessment Commission’s survey into public attitudes gives governments...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 31–38.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and there are sharks. There s 600 consumer choice. I mean, we know that, yes, the studies or 700 species. Some tiny ones are quite reasonably fished they ve done at university show that 3 per cent will go for and are a major source of protein around the world. So sustainable seafood. 75 per cent of our seafood...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 63–76.
Published: 17 March 2014
... carcinophagus), In less than 50 Years, the P ~ P ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ of of which there are approximately 15 million, blue, fin, sei and whales were and in some regions at least, antarctic fur seals reduced by 90 per cent or more. It has been (Arctocephalus gazella). See Figures 5 and 6 (see said that blue whales...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 47–51.
Published: 17 March 2014
... event. And yet what efforts are being made to understand the real nature of the diversity that is being lost and the actual cost to us as living organisms? With around only 5.2 per cent of our planet's land protected (Groombridge 1992), and an estimated 140 species in the tropics alone becoming extinct...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 148–156.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to the world to conserve its biological riches for all to enjoy. I do not intend to pursue the issues of population at length. I raised them for two reasons: Firstly, we cannot achieve sound environ- mental management with an ever expanding population. This is particularly so when 80 per cent of the world's...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 June 2017
... somewhere children, and then we wouldn t have these problems when between 30 and 40 per cent of creationist students in their they get into secondary school and then into university? classes. Proportions are even higher amongst the people who are training to be teacher- education students. PAUL WILLIS: Mike...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 316–324.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the relationships between the frog population size and the abundance of G. holbrooki and the per cent cover of aquatic vegetation. RESULTS Predation Experiments The mean per cent mortality of the three body size cIasses of L. peronii tadpoles exposed to G. holbrooki over four consecutive time periods is shown...