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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 398–409.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Peter Ampt; Alex Baumber The role of landholders in kangaroo harvesting is an issue that has been revisited often over time as circumstances continue to change within the kangaroo industry, within rural communities and within national and international conservation frameworks. It is again time...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 275–279.
Published: 17 March 2014
...S. C. Cairns Accuracy, or bias, is the closeness of a measured value to its true value. It can be of secondary importance in relation to repeatability and precision in a sampling programme, but where management decisions, such as the setting of kangaroo harvest quotas, are involved, accuracy...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 292–300.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to maintain height above the terrain and, since 1989, a global positioning system has been used to ensure adherence to the transact and to maintain the required groundspeed. Red kangaroos, western grey kangaroos, common waflaroos, emus and goats are counted and other macro fauna noted (camels, horses, dingoes...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 317–320.
Published: 17 March 2014
...G. C. Grigg; A. R. Pople Bailey, P. T., 1971. The red kangaroo, Megaleia rufa (Desmarest), in north-western New South Wales. 1. Movements. CSIRO Wildl. Res. 16: 11-28. The red kangaroo, Megaleia rufa (Desmarest), in north-western New South Wales. 1. Movements CSIRO Wildl. Res. 16...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 309–316.
Published: 17 March 2014
...H. I. McCallum The fundamental reason for counting kangaroos is to ensure that harvests are demonstrably sustainable. Given this goal, it is essential that the survey method should be able to detect broad scale trends in population size. Aerial counts will detect trends only if the constant...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 207–213.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Jocelyn Bowyer; Graeme Newell; Cushla Metcalfe; Mark Eldridge Tree-kangaroos Dendrolagus sp. are a poorly known group of folivorous arboreal macropodid marsupials endemic to the rainforests of north-eastern Australia and New Guinea. Over the last century there has been little agreement...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 73–80.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Gordon Grigg This paper argues that the best way to counter the spread of deserts in our marginal grazing lands may be to initiate a marketing drive for kangaroo products, raising prices to an extent that will encourage graziers to reduce their traditional hard-footed stock in favour of free-range...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 86–87.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Robert Wallis KELLY, L. C. AND WALLIS, R. L., 1985. Structural and possible thermoregulatory differences in the ears of grey kangaroos. J. Therm. Biol. 10: 249. Structural and possible thermoregulatory differences in the ears of grey kangaroos J. Therm. Biol. 10 249 POOLE...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 88–90.
Published: 17 March 2014
...T. Marshall; B. L. McIntyre Taste panel assessments were conducted to gain information on the eating quality of kangaroo meat. Meat, from six male and six female animals ranging in age from 1.5 to 9 years was assessed by taste panels for tenderness (on a six point scale), flavour (on a five point...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 458–462.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Tsuyoshi Kobayashi; Jordan Iles; Lisa Knowles Kangaroos (Macropus spp.) are one of the most abundant native macrofauna on Australian floodplains with a positive relationship between their density and the deposition of faecal pellets that contain nutrients and carbon.We tested whether kangaroo...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 160–165.
Published: 14 October 2011
...A. Pople; S. Cairns; S. McLeod Wildlife harvesting has a long history in Australia, including obvious examples of overexploitation. Not surprisingly, there is scepticism that commercial harvesting can be undertaken sustainably. Kangaroo harvesting has been challenged regularly at Administrative...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 383–430.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Daniel Lunney This paper traces the post World War II debate over kangaroo management, and how the various parties have managed the issue to arrive at the current levels of kangaroo harvest, with particular reference to NSW and the transition of policy from culling kangaroos as an agricultural pest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Although questionnaire responses and direct feedback from residents showed that a substantial proportion of residents from a Port Macquarie retirement community found local peri-urban kangaroos to be ‘too close for comfort’, most participants indicated a preference for kangaroos remaining...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.044
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Over more than a century there has been debate about the interactions of kangaroos and introduced domestic stock, especially sheep, in the semi-arid and arid rangelands. The potential for competition between the species is still controversial, with pastoralists generally assuming...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Five claims about Eastern Grey Kangaroos Macropus giganteus , or their management, are tested with evidence. Most of the evidence is drawn from three populations of M. giganteus located on reserved land in or near the ACT, which have the highest measured densities of any kangaroo populations...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Grey kangaroo populations in south-eastern Australia can increase to the point where they are considered overabundant. In such populations, the management problem is too often oversimplified as high population density. A more useful approach is to identify the key, underlying problems associated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Over the last twenty years, kangaroo harvesting has gained much greater public acceptance and risen in monetary value. However, most landholders still regard kangaroos mainly as pests, and are a long way from making enough money from kangaroos to encourage any shift away from their focus...