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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 143–144.
Published: 07 February 2013
... impacts such as pollution? In fact, the declaration of a marine park does influence decisions to build coastal infrastructure, including sewage outlets, and does form a focus in campaigns for improving coastal water quality. Fishing interest groups are well- (some may say over-) represented on MPA...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.006
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Being raised by parents who had an interest in natural history gave me a sound background for my future passion for bats. In the early 1960s there was a small core of bat researchers in Australia and these people were responsible for fostering my desire to study bats. From the mid 1970's...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.029
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Wildlife management is usually a mixture of natural science and a plethora of “social interests”: political interests, bureaucratic interests, conservation interests, industrial interests, professional interests and others. In a highly complex, politically-charged issue such as the management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Scientists presenting inconvenient facts or ideas that run counter to commercial interests may place themselves at risk of legal action. Frivolous or even vexatious lawsuits are a recognized tool for silencing criticism of corporate or individual commercial interests, particularly where...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
..., science is constantly under siege from vested interests, especially governments and corporations wanting to use scientists and their findings to serve their agendas at the expense of the public interest. To challenge this system of institutionalised bias, the same sorts of methods can be used. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... This is a discussion of the ways in which postage stamps might serve to raise awareness and interest, and through associated media and events, to increase understanding. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.047
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
.... It is here that the invertebrates have carried a heavy handicap. To include invertebrates in policy development, more specialists from the invertebrate world must become activists, and 1. Seek a place on the committees that matter. 2. Get interested in the legal field. 3. Where possible, piggy-back...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.092
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The Silver Gull population in the Greater Melbourne Area has expanded dramatically in response to the availability of abundant anthropogenic foods. The activities of large numbers of gulls lead to a range of conflicts with human interests. These conflicts and examples of their economic costs...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.043
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... The challenge of equitably managing flying-fox populations and fruit production in today's environment requires balance to align industry, community and environmental needs. The Queensland Flying-fox Consultative Committee provides a forum that brings these interests together to work...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... or which claim to represent citizens' interests. The purpose of this activity is to provide sources of commentary which can be cited in media coverage. This paper examines three ways in which public debate and news coverage on climate change are shaped by the activities of climate change deniers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.007
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... at the core of all economies, 3) realise a vast array of new biological resources, 4) extend responsibility for conservation into industrial sectors that depend on biodiversity, 5) generate a new interest in the workings of the planet through the ‘Attenborough Effect’. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.069
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... for insect specimens for use in research, education, natural history documentaries, personal interests and various other applications. The farm operates under recognized and approved ecologically sustainable principles and practices. The Australian Insect Farm is essentially a conservation-based approach...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... of kangaroos are a major issue for residents, and have apparently increased over the last decade. Residents share a number of other concerns about kangaroos, and are interested in understanding more about them. These issues are being addressed by the development of a community-based kangaroo management program...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 430–456.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Gary Opit ABSTRACT A citizen science project was begun on 11 February 1997 with a regular live-to-air wildlife talkback segment on ABC North Coast NSW Local Radio. Listeners were encouraged to phone in to report interesting observations. This public endeavour aimed to promote interest in wildlife...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.068
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... scientists could assist amateur monitors with survey design, field monitoring methods and identification keys. By using a collaborative approach linking amateurs and professionals, it is proposed that a series of community-based regional invertebrate monitoring events could engage the interest and concern...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... A review of the writings of prominent scientists since the 1970s showed a reluctance to accept the realities of anthropogenic climate change until late in the first decade of the 21st Century. Sceptics, deniers, and vested interests used the indecision of the scientific community to delay action...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.017
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... holder/land user’. This definition of community has frequently resulted in environmental management being placed in the hands of sectional interests. In this paper the potential problems of this approach are discussed and examples provided. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.051
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... of these findings we discuss the challenges to academic objectivity and rigour posed by funding of university research by interest groups. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.044
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
...” and answer “nobody knows”. We note that 14 years elapsed from the time of the first disappearance in 1979 until intensive research began into the cause, or causes, of the declines. We ask “why” and conclude that the reasons were scepticism and a lack of interest in the plight of frogs. Finally we appeal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... for such an enquiry, three main timber production eras and some of their landscape impacts are outlined. Environmental history is a neglected field of scholarly interest in Australia. Detailed exploration of the relationship between today’s forest fauna and past forest management, especially at the regional level...