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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... welfare, professional population control should increase not decrease. Landholders need to get involved in professional population control and regard kangaroos as assets not pests. If kangaroos were as valuable as wild goats or deer, landholders would have an incentive to co-produce kangaroos alongside...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 193–200.
Published: 16 September 2014
... capabilities of ATN university graduates. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Generic capabilities of ATN university graduates Chuck, J. 2012 Education of Undergraduate Animal Science Students in Professional Practice - Can we ensure compliance...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
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
... For many years, amateurs and professionals have shared the time-consuming task of determining invertebrate status and distribution. This paper identifies some of the strengths and weaknesses of current community-based invertebrate survey and monitoring programs, and suggests how professional...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
...Ron Haering; Vanessa Wilson; Annie Zhuo; Peter Stathis ABSTRACT The views of veterinary professionals were surveyed to inform the New South Wales Government about the extent, cost and nature of services they provide to free-living native animals and their interactions with the volunteer wildlife...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The history of the transition of natural history from being at the centre of western science to the periphery is outlined. The development of a divide between amateurs and professionals is discussed as is the decline in nature study in school education. It is argued that understanding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.024
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... of community-based research. I then consider what roles the professional scientist and members of the wider community have in research activity under these paradigms. This is followed by an exposition of the key features of successful community-based conservation work, including community-based research...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.055
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Amateur and professional Australian butterfly specialists were asked in a postal questionnaire for their opinions on the consequences of listing the species that were protected in each state. Fifty-seven replies were received from 169 questionnaires sent. The results indicate that problems...
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 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.018
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... that the lessons of their professional experience continue to go unheeded by the broader community, and that this increases their feeling of disillusionment. The paper examines the Australian Bureau of Statistics' report Measures of Australia's Progress in the context of the threats facing Australian fauna...
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
... in a marked improvement in the condition of our local vegetation, leading to tangible increases in habitat potential. Recent fauna surveys, including professional systematic and community opportunistic reports, have indicated both an increase in the population and diversity of local indigenous fauna. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.014
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
... In their work with fauna and faunal habitats, zoologists face ethical issues concerning the handling of animals and decisions that affect their habitats. Zoologists are not alone in facing ethical choices, for it is clear from the print media that the topic of professional ethics in the work...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... biologists, conservationists and ecologists. Rarely are the professionals invited that are best placed to comment - practising wildlife veterinarians. In the past there seems to have been an ecological and environmental bias to the dialogue. It is imperative that the human side of the discussion is also put...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 298–315.
Published: 17 March 2014
... remembers. Ultimately it is the scientists, medical professionals, etc., who are responsible for what appears in the media, and it is essential for them to give appropriate, accurate information, and back-ground briefing. Journalists are prepared to work material over to get it right. Novel findings, which...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 605–627.
Published: 01 June 2020
... capacity and reporting, as well as the support received from other stakeholders, NSW Wildlife Council (the peak body for the sector), veterinary professionals and government. We found that the volunteer wildlife rehabilitation sector in NSW provides a significant public good that is of high value...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.017
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Balancing the needs of conservation, industry and policy (regulation) is laden with complications for land managers and legal professionals. Designing legislation, a rigid system, to manage natural systems, which are in constant flux, imposes conflicting demands and can lead to unexpected...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the method that produces the best animal welfare outcomes. However, many wildlife professionals face practical challenges, a lack of peer-reviewed literature to inform evidence-based decision making and limited access to different methods such as free-bullet firearms and euthanasia drugs. Penetrating captive...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2019
... (Australian National University) - Eradicating the ugly. George R Wilson and Melanie Edwards (Australian Wildlife Services) - Professional kangaroo population control leads to better animal welfare, conservation outcomes and avoids waste. (Paper included post forum.) 2019 67 Theme Edition: Killing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 627–632.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Brian Heterick; Jonathan Majer ABSTRACT Taxonomic stability is essential if the requirements of a host of stakeholders - health professionals, farmers, environmental consultants and public servants, to name just a few occupations – who need advice on particular organisms are to be satisfied...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.053
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... species could be excluded. Mid-20th century laws introduced professional administration of reserves and of biodiversity laws, and increased the range of protected taxa. From the 1990s, with conservation politically potent, modern laws sought to conserve all biodiversity, not just individual species...