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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 477–487.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-conservation uses. However, I show that, even when all local biodiversity is protected whenever ecosystem services values create greater benefits from conservation compared to conversion, this may lead to poor outcomes for regional biodiversity conservation. I examine this dangerous idea by re-visiting early...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.067
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... The paper examines the Commonwealth and New South Wales threatened species legislation from the perspective of local communities and a local government seeking to protect threatened species. Both the Commonwealth and State legislation are identified potentially to be useful tools, providing...
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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 223–232.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by using birds Oikos 69 96 106 Mac Nally, R. 2000. Coexistence of a local undifferentiated foraging guild: avian snatcher in a southeastern Australian forest. Austral Ecology 25: 69-82. Coexistence of a local undifferentiated foraging guild: avian snatcher in a southeastern Australian forest...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 133–147.
Published: 10 October 2011
... infrastructure. On the coast, the area where I have had most experience, local and sub-regional extinctions of populations of a number of threatened species are proceeding at an alarming rate. Species that appear to be most at risk are the small to medium-sized ground-dwelling and arboreal marsupials...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998.025
EISBN: 9780958608503
... There is growing recognition of the crucial role councils may play in biodiversity conservation. Various problems serve to thwart Local Government’s potential, including fiscal constraints, fragmentation of jurisdiction and outdated values. To date, much attention has focused on development...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 385–387.
Published: 17 March 2014
... recorded in 2005. A single The Piscicolid leech Austrobdella translucens, Badham, 1916: a new host record from Australian salmon, Arripis trutta (forster, 1801), and a new locality record for Yellowfin whiting, Sillago schomburgkii, Peters 1864, in South Australia Toby F. Bolton1, Craig J. Hayward2...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 225–229.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Murphy; John Turbill The Green-thighed Frog Litoria brevipalmata is known from scattered localities in northeast New South Wales and southern Queensland. A new record from Bundjalung National Park in New South Wales is documented, and its contribution to the understanding of the ecology...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 43–47.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, PO Box 1967, Hurstville, New South Wales 2220. Sex ratio and frequency of osteological abnormalities in the Australian hylid froi Litoria au& from two apparently unpolluted localities in Sydney, New South Wales Allen E. Greer' and Maria Byme2...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 145–152.
Published: 07 February 2013
..., the python Aspidites ramsayi (Macleay, 1882) and the elapid snake Diemenia ferox Macleay, 1882, now Oxyuranus microlepidotus (McCoy, 1878). The type locality of the two snakes is corrected from “near Fort Bourke” to James Ramsay's then property Tyndayrey. Further evidence is provided for a link between...
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 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The Willoughby City Council contains about 300 ha of locally and regionally significant remnant vegetation and is home to over 200 species of indigenous native vertebrate fauna. There are three key objective of the Enhance Habitat & Wildlife program: improve habitat; reduce impacts on native...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.028
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... From the time of European settlement of Australia, flying-foxes have been treated as vermin and their management has focused on attempts to control numbers in local areas by culling and disturbance. The listing of Grey-headed Flying-foxes as vulnerable under the NSW Threatened Species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.046
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... with the local abundance of A. stuartii and R. fuscipes were used as day time shelters by each species. Because the three study species are common in forest environments in eastern Australia, they are not considered important from perspectives of conservation or management. However, in local areas where...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.055
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
...-gai Flying-fox Reserve (the Reserve) in suburban Sydney, and conducted an ongoing program of public education on the role of flying-foxes in the ecosystem. In 2001, the KBCS conducted a survey of households neighbouring the Reserve to examine the attitudes of the local residents to the flying-fox...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... comprising local stakeholders. Strategies for mitigating roadkill were implemented and a public awareness campaign was also developed. These activities are presently being evaluated. Roadkill surveys such as this helps provide information about the nature and extent of roadkill. They can also galvanise...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... of backyard bird surveys conducted by volunteers who enter their survey data on line. This steadily growing database can be used to examine the relationships between common urban birds, both amongst each other and with human-generated habitat variables. It can also be used to identify local variation in bird...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.051
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... In the past two decades the management of flying-fox camps in New South Wales has shifted from a largely unregulated process controlled by local communities to a highly restrictive process regulated by government agencies. At the same time the human population in coastal areas inhabited...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
...Garry Daly ABSTRACT Aubrey Elliott (1910–1943), a passionate ‘bird-man’, lived in the suburb of Tapitallee on the south coast of New South Wales until 1940. During that period he and his brother, Arthur kept notes on the birds in the local area and devised a hide that was mounted on a utility...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.029
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... this population of great historical interest. In 1986, a housing development was approved in the Campbelltown suburb of Wedderburn, which threw the local koala population into the public and political spotlight. This peri-urban koala population is under threat from traffic from the Appin Road, potential...