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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 306–308.
Published: 17 March 2014
...J. Gilroy Annual commercial cull quotas for kangaroos are based on population estimates derived for each of the 11 kangaroo management zones in New South Wales. The kangaroo population estimates are principally obtained through direct monitoring of these species by aerial surveys using helicopters...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Little is known about the effect of environmental variables on the nutrition of large numbers of wild kangaroos. Faecal Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (FNIRS) can predict dietary and non-dietary data on free-ranging deer and cattle and assist with management. Why not other over-abundant...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 13 July 2022
...Jessica R. Marsh; Richard V. Glatz ABSTRACT The black summer fires of 2019–2020 burnt almost half of Kangaroo Island (KI), impacting large areas of high-quality native vegetation supporting many rare, endemic and/or undescribed invertebrate species. In the aftermath there was a need to survey...
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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): 102–117.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Anne Kerle ABSTRACT The interaction between Eastern Grey Kangaroos ( Macropus giganteus ) and humans in peri-urban locations is one that excites great passion between conflicting views. Are the kangaroos a problem pest or a diminishing icon? And where conflicts occur between kangaroos, threatened...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 September 2018
...John Winter; Roger Martin; Nick Baker; John Kanowski; Luke Leung ABSTRACT During the 1999 community survey of Australian tree-kangaroos by the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group of the Atherton Tablelands, the well-known naturalist, John Young, submitted a detailed account of watching a tree-kangaroo...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 146–153.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Gordon Grigg ABSTRACT During the late 1970s I developed an idea that later became known as ‘sheep replacement for rangelands’. It grew from the realisation, gained during hundreds of hours of low flying on kangaroo surveys, that overgrazing by sheep was turning, or had already turned Australia's...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 267–274.
Published: 17 March 2014
...T. F. Clancy The commercial harvesting of kangaroos requires the regular monitoring of populations using a technique that is precise and reasonably accurate. Because of the broad distribution of the species and the generally large management areas, wildlife authorities rely on some form of aerial...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 330–339.
Published: 17 March 2014
...D.J. Shelly Data obtained from two surveys conducted in the winters of 1966 and 1987 show that, for the study area, centred on the town of Murrundi in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, non-sex.based commercial shooting of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus did not greatly alter...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 599–602.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Graeme Coulson; Ruth Coulson The eastern grey kangaroo, Macropus giganteus , and the western grey kangaroo, M. fuliginosus , occur over an extensive zone of sympatry, but there has been no record of hybridisation between these sibling species in the field. The two species can be reliably...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 21 (1): 27–46.
Published: 17 March 2014
...P.M. Johnson; R. Strahan The Musky Rat-kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus , is described. Its present distribution and habitat are defined. An account is given of its diet and of its feeding, grooming, locomotory, nest-building, courtship and social behaviour. Earlier reports that two young may...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 184–189.
Published: 10 October 2011
...Adam Munn; Nicole Payne The commercial harvest of kangaroos in Australia is regulated by various state government agencies. They control the number of kangaroos that can be harvested annually with the view to ensuring that the harvest remains ecologically and economically sustainable. In addition...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 82–89.
Published: 04 October 2011
...Peter Shaughnessy; Terry Dennis; Dave Dowie; Jane McKenzie; Rebecca McIntosh The status of the Australian sea lion Neophoca cinerea at eight sites on Kangaroo Island was assessed using criteria adopted by the National Seal Strategy Group based on numbers of pups counted between 1985 and 2005. Each...
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
... A recent publication from the Think Tank for Kangaroos (THINKK) in the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney evaluates the idea that eating wild harvested kangaroo meat is environmentally beneficial, compared to other meats produced on rangelands (Ben-Ami et al...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.052
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
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
... The town of Anglesea on the west coast of Victoria is famous for its Eastern Grey Kangaroos. However, conflicts have increased between people and kangaroos in the town. Many concerns are centred on the golf course, which can support a population of over 300 kangaroos at times. Roadkills...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.006
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... During this study, the public debate about the most appropriate way to manage an overabundant population of introduced but highly charismatic animals on Kangaroo Island (South Australia) was examined. In the 1920s, 18 koalas were introduced to the island in response to concerns about...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 364–378.
Published: 01 May 2020
... weight “animal borne video and environmental data collection system” (AVED), which can be deployed on animals as small as 11 kg, whilst still meeting the desired 3% body weight threshold. This AVED (referred to as the “Kangaroo-cam”) simultaneously collects video footage and GPS location data...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Daniel Lunney; Brad Purcell; Steve McLeod; Gordon Grigg; Tony Pople; Steve Wolter ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to highlight long-term (four decades) research and monitoring the populations of the four species of large kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW). Kangaroos are counted by aerial surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 520–533.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jai M. Green-Barber; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT Many species have adapted their behaviour to survive in anthropogenically developed environments (hereafter referred to as developed). Eastern grey kangaroos Macropus giganteus are common in developed areas, however very few studies have evaluated...