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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
... significant threats to the biota include: changed fire regimes; exotic predators, diseases and herbivores; and drought and climate change. Conservation reserves in the region were originally chosen on aesthetic appeal, often aligning poorly to modern CAR (comprehensive, adequate and representative) criteria...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 1–11.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Murphy The New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act), administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, has a primary objective of conserving the state's biological diversity. The listing of threatened fauna under the TSC Act, however, is heavily weighted...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.010
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The ubiquity and functional importance of invertebrates means they have become increasingly recognised as suitable goals for conservation activities. The simple transfer of regulation and management activities devised for vertebrates and plants has occurred in almost all Australian States...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.040
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... to production forestry or agriculture. As a first step in monitoring the effectiveness of management prescriptions for the conservation of swift parrot foraging habitat in ‘off-reserve’ areas, an assessment was made of their implementation in 57 forestry operations conducted between February 1995 and March 1998...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.063
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... The difficulties in applying threatened species legislation, which has a general vertebrate and vascular plant focus, to invertebrates, have been widely recognised. Nevertheless, such legislation provides valuable opportunities to promote invertebrate conservation that were previously available...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 24 May 2022
... since collaborated with other organisations and stakeholders on projects and initiatives for flying-fox conservation and population monitoring. While contentious issues for horticulturalists and communities are detailed in a companion paper, this paper examines a number of persistent threats...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
... management and question-driven approach. * Author for correspondence: stephen.kearney@uq.edu.au Monitoring reptiles mammals arid ecology adaptive management conservation protected area night parrot A baseline terrestrial vertebrate fauna survey of Pullen Pullen; a significant conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 487–490.
Published: 27 October 2020
... Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2021 failed wild dog/dingo conservation emotional stress traps, guns, fences and poison dingo control pest animal dog attacks Wild dog/dingo conservation, control and management: The impact beyond the paddock Warren Schofield Grazier/former pest...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 408–416.
Published: 16 October 2020
...Peter J. S. Fleming; Guy Ballard; Nathan Cutter The perceived dilemma about Dingoes overly simplifies a complex “wicked problem”. Similarly, it is simplistic to suggest that to “cull, contain or conserve” Dingoes are mutually exclusive options or are the only options for managing Dingoes at a state...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 86–93.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Scott A. Thompson; Graham G. Thompson; Philip C. Withers; Emma M. Bennett ABSTRACT Conservation detection dogs have been widely used for finding scats, retreat sites and specific plant and animal species for a variety of purposes, including monitoring, management, biosecurity and eradication...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's behaviour towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is important, because people's actions are the main causative factor associated with the demise and future recovery of wildlife conservation. We investigated the type...
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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 (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Romane H. Cristescu; Russell L. Miller; Céline H. Frère ABSTRACT In conservation, consistent and extensive under-funding has necessitated creative thinking to address conservation issues on a low budget, and innovations are burgeoning as a result. One example is the use of dogs that, thanks...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 505–509.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Genomics (OMG) initiative: developing genomic resources for mammal conservation at a continental scale Mark D. B. Eldridge1*, Janine E. Deakin2, Anna J. MacDonald3,6, Margaret Byrne4, Anna Fitzgerald5, Rebecca N. Johnson1, Craig Moritz3, Stephanie Palmer6, and Andrew Young3,7 1 Australian Museum Research...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 492–504.
Published: 01 May 2020
... provide a case study to demonstrate how these approaches are being used to better understand the threatened Tasmanian devil in the landscape, and to support the species’ conservation. Scat analysis enables us to quantify the genetic diversity of remote populations, where trapping is logistically...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 36–40.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Bridgewater ABSTRACT This short essay comes from a presentation at the “Killing for Conservation” symposium organised by RZSNSW late in 2017. It uses the conceit of a literary killing and its fall-out to examine broader issues around the topic of killing for conservation, and conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... It is listed as an important bird area by BirdLife Australia and BirdLife International, and is a significant part of the region's conservation estate. Half of Australia's cockatoo species occur on the property, including the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris . The Major Mitchell's...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., in an increasing number of situations, the viability of a threatened native species is now being compromised by another native species, and conservation managers must consider options for how best to make decisions about and manage such situations. Here, I provide Australian examples of the many variations...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
...George R Wilson; Melanie Edwards ABSTRACT Millions of kangaroos are dying in 2018 but without good conservation outcomes. Populations are crashing in drought and contributing to land degradation. Non-commercial culling is increasing because landholders seek to stop kangaroos from competing...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 January 2019
... there are calls for its substitution by non-lethal methods. Here we ask whether killing of invasive animals is essential for wildlife conservation. Firstly, we define wildlife conservation and its population ecology requirements. Secondly, we discuss ethical considerations and then we answer our question using...