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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 404–412.
Published: 28 January 2014
...Murray Ellis As part of regional biological surveys 51 sites were established in the rangelands of western New South Wales, Australia. To investigate the impacts of pit size, drift fence material and fence configuration on capture rates small vertebrates each site consisted of two 20 l bucket traps...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 25 February 2021
...Charlotte H. Mills; Baptiste Wijas; Christopher E. Gordon; Mitchell Lyons; Anna Feit; Aodan Wilkinson; Mike Letnic ABSTRACT The 5500 km long dingo barrier fence (DBF) is a boundary at which the goal of dingo control programs shifts from management to elimination. Since 1980 ecologists have used...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 118–126.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Garry Webb The effectiveness of various pitfall trap designs and pitfall/drift fence systems for sampling small ground-dwelling lizards and frogs in the forests of southeastern Australia was examined. Pitfall/drift fence systems employing long drift fences were more effective than short or no-fence...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 19 July 2021
...Julie Reeves; Scott Burnett; Elizabeth Brunton ABSTRACT Virtual wildlife fencing presents as a cost-effective measure for roadkill mitigation, which aids in reducing fragmentation of wildlife populations by facilitating safer movement of wildlife across the landscape. In this study, we conducted...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.050
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Using the history of dingo-proof fences in Australia, I show that several key lessons were learnt by pastoralists, but later forgotten and had to be re-learnt. Each has application to current and future proposals to build predator-proof fences for conservation.1.Feral predators kill and eat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 129–133.
Published: 12 September 2014
...A.S. Kutt; E.P. Vanderduys Pitfall trapping is a long established method for trapping terrestrial vertebrates globally. Many variations in bucket and drift fence arrays are used. Recent survey guidelines have been published for Queensland and the Northern Territory. In Queensland a “T” pattern...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... Dingoes have been largely eradicated in sheep lands, but are widespread and common in cattle country on the other side of the Dingo Barrier Fence. Pockets of dingoes, and/or their hybrids, survive in the Great Dividing Range and down to the coast in New South Wales and Victoria. Studies...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.017
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Ant communities have been shown to alter in association with large scale environmental changes but few studies have investigated the response of ants to small scale changes. An experiment was conducted in sixteen 5 × 5 m plots in semi-arid South Australia. Watering and fencing treatments were...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
.... Dingoes attack livestock. This is the reality. Livestock predation has impacts that extend far beyond the animals that are attacked. It affects people. The basic tools for controlling dingoes are simple, traps, guns, fences and poison. Dingo control fails when these tools are not applied correctly, or one...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 36–40.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... Further chaos ensues until the pudding owners grab Albert from the dock and make a getaway safely to a quiet place. There they settle down for the rest of their lives, keeping the Pudding carefully fenced in to avoid being thieved or escaping. Conservation welfare threatened species rewilding...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... with their conventional livestock. The kangaroo harvesting industry is declining and has been ineffective in reducing populations, partly due to animal rights campaigns. In recent years less than half the annual quota has been taken, and is currently only 20 %. Consequently, graziers are erecting kangaroo-proof fences...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2019
... native species? Ricky Spencer (Western Sydney University) - What ‘impact’ will the killing of two million cats by 2020 have on feral cat populations? Rod Kavanagh (Australian Wildlife Conservancy) - Conservation fencing: little cost but significant benefits for threatened native species. Libby Robin...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 352–358.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to safeguarding threatened species from these impacts is the establishment of predator–exclusion areas; offshore islands or mainland ‘islands’ protected by predator–proof fencing. The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is a not–for–profit private conservation organisation that has established several predator–free...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 146–153.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is booming and history tells us that the rangelands will suffer further as a result. Additionally, ‘cluster’ fencing, introduced in some areas for wild dog control, is being hailed as a good way to ‘manage’ kangaroos. The future of the rangelands remains bleak. © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 432–442.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., a system was established under which bounties were paid on a wide range of species, but bounties paid for dingoes were far in excess of those paid for other species. In addition, an exclusion fence was built, spanning 8,614 km and three States, to prevent dingoes from reinvading south-eastern Australia...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 60–68.
Published: 17 March 2014
... are not uncommon in south-western Queensland, unconfirmed reports from the mid 1990s of “ football-sized wallabies bouncing off the dingo fence ” by kangaroo shooters operating there, throw the 1885 records into a modern context worthy of investigation. extinct marsupials Bettongia lesueur medium...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 130–141.
Published: 17 March 2014
... favoured a route which would have divided the two major wilderness areas of the Gippsland forests in Victoria by creating a fenced impenetrable barrier to some wildlife. Planning authorities need to address the impacts of fragmentation of natural habitats by such developments. Although it is difficult...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 292–300.
Published: 17 March 2014
... given to observer training and the turnover rate of observers has been low. The same pilot has flown all surveys. The pastoral zone is bounded in the north and west by a dingo-proof fence. Large lakes and areas of terrain above 2000 ft elevation (notably the Flinders Ranges) were excluded from...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 79–84.
Published: 17 March 2014
... present, however, within the Park include feral fox and goat control programmed combined with exclusion fencing around optimal habitat. A review of known Brush-tailed Rock-wallby distribution in New South Wales is also recommended as the survey showed a continuing decline of the animal's distribution west...