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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) 33 (3): 398–409.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to assess the state of play. The kangaroo industry has, after more than 30 years of operation, a legitimate claim to being sustainable. But where does it stand in relation to current international thinking on sustainable use and in relation to the broader conservation goals for Australia's rangeland...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 404–412.
Published: 28 January 2014
...Murray Ellis As part of regional biological surveys 51 sites were established in the rangelands of western New South Wales, Australia. To investigate the impacts of pit size, drift fence material and fence configuration on capture rates small vertebrates each site consisted of two 20 l bucket traps...
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 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.020
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... We examined patterns in the abundance and species richness of arthropods in Australian rangelands, and explored the potential for using different biotic groups (plants, vertebrates and arthropods) as indicators of grazing impact. The most diverse and abundant arthropods in pitfall-traps were...
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
... to implementing “sheep replacement therapy for rangelands”, and only when prices rise significantly will landholders choose to reduce sheep numbers and invest their hopes in kangaroos. Meanwhile, land degradation continues unabated and low prices for coarse fibre wool, while encouraging woolgrowers in the sheep...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Occupation of the arid rangelands for pastoralism in Australia saw the establishment of numerous artificial waterpoints (AWP) to stabilise surface water availability. This was necessary in a landscape with predominantly ephemeral water supplies that are dependent on unpredictable and low...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.015
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... for wild-shot kangaroos as an alternative to conventional sheep grazing has much to offer the conservation of rangelands, but there are some who strongly oppose any commercial use of Australia's wildlife. Philosopher and animal rights activist Peter Singer asks us to “consider whether it is ethically...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 480–486.
Published: 02 March 2021
... the opportunity for the first time in 130 years to manage the unmanageable. Without them, the supposedly renewable resource that is the southern rangelands can only continue its downward spiral. © 2021 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2021 overgrazing erosion cattle sheep rangelands...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 550–567.
Published: 27 October 2020
... apply the principles of Elinor Ostrom’s multi-tiered framework and develop a SES relating to dingo management in the Australian rangelands. This SES posits variables influencing management practices for dingoes and identifies key management opportunities. We use the framework to categorise first-tier...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... conventional livestock and take advantage of kangaroo's adaptations. Doing so could help address the falling sustainability of many rangeland production systems. Governments currently set harvesting quotas as a proportion of existing (variable) populations. An alternative would be to set population targets...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... you could do.” He claims that if we stop eating grazing animals and turn to a vegetarian diet then we will need to farm an additional area the size of Victoria plus Tasmania to meet our nutritional needs. Compared to rangeland grazing, clearing such large areas for crops means a loss of the vegetation...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 23 (1): 1–4.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Brooker; John Wombey Some Observations on the Herpetofauna of the Macquarie Marshes Region, NSW, with Special Reference to Chelidae Michael ~rooker ' and John Wombey Division of Wildlife and Rangelands Research, CSIRO, P.O. Box 84, Lyneham, A.C.T., Australia 2602. 'present Address...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 158–164.
Published: 10 October 2011
... and dune vegetation types; and are these patterns similar to those reported elsewhere in Australia. Bird assemblage in a dune-mangrove mosaic, Cairns, Queensland A. S. Kutt CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Rangelands and Savannas, Davies Laboratory, PMB PO, Aitkenvale, Queensland, Australia 4814. Email...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 529–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the difficulties associated with sampling invertebrates in foraging pits. Bilbies were reintroduced into a rangeland restoration program in Western Australia, providing an opportunity to compare invertebrates in their foraging pits with the undisturbed surface soil. The challenge was to develop a method...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 258–264.
Published: 17 March 2014
... localities are reported, including range extensions to central Queensland. Habitat for the species varies from chenopod to spinifex grasslands, Melaleuca woodlands and open savanna Eucalyptus woodlands, ranging from tropical coastal esplanades to sub-tropical rangelands. Trap localities encompass altitude...
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...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 383–430.
Published: 14 October 2011
... Caughley from the mid 1970s to 1987, had not been undertaken. An advocate of a change in policy was Gordon Grigg. His proposal, first published in 1987, was to substitute kangaroo harvesting for sheep farming on the sheep rangelands as an answer to both widespread land degradation and sustainable kangaroo...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 73–80.
Published: 17 March 2014
... not happy with many aspects of the present situation. I am not happy, for example, with the perception by so many people of kangaroos as no more than pests and the fact that an industry exists for which September 1987 Australian Zoologist, Vo1. 24(1) 73 AUSTRALIA'S "SHEEP RANGELANDS" - = Limit of sheep...