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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.041
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... This paper outlines a tree-planting scheme with the dual aim of conserving Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus and reducing damage to fruit crops. Grey-headed Flying-foxes experience resource bottlenecks during winter and spring because of past habitat clearing and the erratic...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 181–186.
Published: 17 March 2014
... that removal of apiaries from such areas is unjustified. It is suggested in this paper that adoption of the Precautionary Principle could Significantly reduce this conflict. Instead of the focus being on obtaining definitive “proof” concerning possible impacts of honeybees, it could shift to finding ways...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... In Australia, the introduced house mouse, Mus domesticus , causes obvious and severe agricultural damage, particularly during mouse plagues where population densities may exceed 1,000 mice/ha. The aim of any pest control is to reduce the damage caused by the pest, not to reduce pest numbers...
Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.046
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... husbandry to suit Australian environments. Livestock enterprises affected by predation should be encouraged to: • Reduce local attractants, such as unspayed domestic dogs; and • Increase use of deterrents, such as guard animals. Culling by appropriate authorities of troublesome individual dingoes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... We radiotracked 18 pet cats Felis catus from rural and urban areas within the City of Armadale, Western Australia, both at night and during the day between August 2003 and February 2005 to estimate the size of buffer zone required to reduce incursions by pet cats into native bushland. Home...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
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 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... undertaken in an effort to understand these costs and has indicated that interactions with cetaceans can cause short-term changes in the behaviour of animals, such as alterations to foraging strategies or reduced maternal care. These changes can ultimately lead to long-term effects to individuals...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.094
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... be protected while improving cat welfare. Containing cats at night not only separates cats and nocturnal wildlife, but minimises trauma from both cat fights and road accidents while reducing nuisance to neighbours from caterwauling and fighting. Desexed cats no longer contribute toward unwanted stray and feral...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.038
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... to ensure long-term persistence. This may require some novel approaches to habitat restoration to achieve. The habitat quality of all connecting corridors must be enhanced to reduce mortality during dispersal. Edge effects such as tree die-back are also likely to reduce the available cover of habitat over...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.016
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... if members of the broader community are to remain active proponents working to reduce the ecological footprint of the human race. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.023
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... in the landscape while reducing road mortality. Alternatively, where roads carry few vehicles, keeping canopy above the road is a cost-effective means of maintaining connectivity for wildlife and aesthetics for tourists without a high road toll, while also reducing road erosion, edge effects, and weed and feral...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... options are limited to strategic culling and extensive planting to enlarge remnant vegetation and reduce the edge to area ratio. Australian Wood Ducks Chenonetta jubata numbers have increased sparking calls for increased bag limits during the duck open season and for management to reduce alleged fouling...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... to ameliorate the threats. This paper presents an overview of how the threat abatement planning process is being used to plan initiatives to reduce the biodiversity impacts of invasive species. The approach taken in four threat abatement plans (foxes Vulpes vulpes , feral cats Felis catus , bitou bush...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... further reduced. Many of these threats, and indeed the greenhouse effect itself, are a consequence of too many people doing the wrong things in the wrong places. Unless there are serious attempts to address the population problem addressing other threats to biodiversity will be ultimately a futile...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
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 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... term, occasional high intensity wildfires in spring or summer encourage the growth of a dense understorey. Some fire regimes, particularly frequent, low-intensity bums in autumn currently used in forest management, will reduce and eventually eliminate the dense understorey. As it is lost, many native...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... relative to the road, particularly those of Macropus rufus , and was associated with increased kangaroo mortality. Further, the road altered the composition of small mammal and lizard communities and reduced the abundance of S. macroura . However, roadkill of kangaroos did not significantly affect...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
.... As a result, comprehensive studies into this approach were carried out, establishing that the technique reduced specific conflicts. However, we were unable to account for the fate of most released birds. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
10.7882/FS.2003.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... be developed that can measure natural changes in biodiversity before one will be able to assess whether biodiversity is changing in response to anthropogenic disturbances. Many attempts have been made to reduce the complexity of a species x sample data-matrix, which is the basic measure of biodiversity...