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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.001
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... In the early 1980s estimates of how many species there are on Earth increased by several orders of magnitude; from 2 to 3 million to more than 100 million. Since that time much effort has been placed on refining such species estimates, particularly for insects. Estimates for other non-vertebrate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... to do is get spending under control in Washington. It's completely out of control.” One would imagine that he would then suggest avoiding wars and pulling the financial industry into line. But, instead, he said something with chilling implications for science: “You know, we spent $3 million to study...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 182–198.
Published: 31 August 2022
... also explore patterns between burn extent or severity, and underlying landscape characteristics. Over seven months, approximately 10 million hectares (ha) of native vegetation burned. Of these burned landscapes, ~3.2 million ha (41%) were within the Australian protected area estate (n = 815...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (4): 919–936.
Published: 20 May 2022
... to subsidise fruit growers’ costs of installing exclusion netting on orchards, accompanied by the gradual phase out of legal shooting of flying-foxes in NSW. The AUD$7.1 million scheme was designed to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing exclusion netting, capped at AUD$20,000 per...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 359–370.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Christopher Slade; Bradley Law ABSTRACT There are 5.2 million hectares of public native forest within the coastal Integrated Forestry Operations Approval (IFOA) regions in New South Wales on and east of the Great Dividing Range. 4.3 million hectares or 83% of these forests are set aside in formal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.034
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... The impact of European settlement on the landscape and native plants and animals of New South Wales ha s been dramatic and largely detrimental. Between 1893 and 1921 alone, 25.7 million ha, or 32% of the State, were ringbarked and partially cleared. Much of the clearing occurred before...
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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 (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., and 2.6% of the total number of kangaroos in the commercial zone. The four decades of records of the population sizes show that the numbers vary between about 5 million and 18 million for the western plains, where the counting has been consistent over the same area since the beginning of the surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 21 April 2023
... events that regularly cost the oyster aquaculture industry millions of dollars and affect livelihoods. Notably, there is evidence that climate change is rapidly causing the emergence of new diseases alongside the amplification of impacts of existing diseases. This is because warming, acidification...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 761–772.
Published: 04 June 2021
... that the spotted gum forest habitat on the south-east coast of Australia (1200 km2) produces approximately 1.5 million fledglings each season. * Corresponding author A detailed description of the breeding season of a community of birds on the south-east coast of Australia a*Michael Guppy, bAnthony Overs...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 205–213.
Published: 30 September 2020
...Richard A. Fuller; Micha V. Jackson; Tatsuya Amano; Chi-Yeung Choi; Robert S. Clemens; Birgita D. Hansen; Da-Li Lin; Rochelle Steven; Bradley K. Woodworth ABSTRACT Monitoring migratory species can be extremely challenging. For example, millions of migratory shorebirds migrate from breeding grounds...
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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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Bats represent approximately a quarter of Australia's living land mammals. Their sensitivity to current climate change has prompted global recognition of them as bellwether species. The Australian fossil record is rich in bats from a period of sequential climate changes over the last 25 million...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 26 (1): 11–21.
Published: 25 January 2015
..., 185 Nature Reserves, 22 State Recreation Areas, 13 Historic Sites and nine Aboriginal Areas covering 3.7 million hectares or about 4.62% of the land area of New South Wales (NPWS 1988). Much of the conservation biology literature which examines the principles of reserve design (e.g., Soule and Wilcox...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 272–286.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Frances Hrdina So-called Marsupial Destruction Acts were in force in Queensland horn I877 to 1930. The Acts were administered by District Boards which paid bonuses (bounties on presentation of scalps) and kept annual records of their activities. During that period over 27 million macropods...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... The permanency, extent and nature of wetlands in western New South Wales have been changing for millions of years, but the rates of these changes have accelerated since European settlement. Wetlands have been affected by irrigation, river regulation and weirs, by grazing, introductions of exotic...