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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.037
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... The theory of evolution by natural selection is the central organising principle of all science of life and, according to Daniel Dennet, it is “the most important idea anyone ever had”. Yet its broader significance in understanding human affairs is threatened by attacks from the right...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... with their conventional livestock. The kangaroo harvesting industry is declining and has been ineffective in reducing populations, partly due to animal rights campaigns. In recent years less than half the annual quota has been taken, and is currently only 20 %. Consequently, graziers are erecting kangaroo-proof fences...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 161–169.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in this RZS NSW forum all foreshadowed this vision as it applies to protected areas. Our focus in this theme edition of Australian Zoologist is on conserving fauna in Australia, and in protected areas in particular. Our concern is not so much whether we are on the right track as a society in establishing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 505–517.
Published: 01 September 2017
...), the influence of public communication has not been fully considered. This article traces the depiction of the 2011 outbreak of Hendra virus in the Australian media by examining how both journalists and other actors framed the conflict. Recognition of framing influence and the media as an actor in its own right...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.004
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... of practical and philosophical difficulties with these measures, but they can still provide useful information. The property rights approach to the environment argues that public goods, such as forest fauna, can be privatized and can then be traded in markets. Advocates of this approach believe...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 43–47.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the terminal phalange in the digits 2-4 of the right manus of one specimen in the other population (frequency: 2.8%). Barker, J. and Grigg G., 1977. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs Blaustein, A. R. and Wake, D. B...
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 (2014) 30 (4): 383–386.
Published: 17 March 2014
... or weight. Relative clutch mass ranged from 0.34 to 0.63, and averaged 0.41. The phalangeal formula for the manus and pes was 2.2.3.3/2.2.3.4.3 for all specimens. The left lemur was longer than the right femur both in terms of number of animals and in mean length. Cogger, H. G., 1993. Reptiles...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.013
EISBN: 0959995145
... Twenty-three cetacean species have stranded around Tasmania, the Long-finned Pilot Whale being by far the most numerous strander. Five species (the Pygmy Right Whale, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Sperm Whale, Common Dolphin and Bottle-nosed Dolphin) are considered as common members of the fauna...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
..., but take the intended heavy toll on the defendant, draining energy, time, and money. In this chapter we examine SLAPPs in regard to scientists' involvement in public commentary and provision of scientific information to government and the wider public. Are evidence-based science and the right to speak out...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.054
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... religious groups that are hostile to science, a political or commercial stance that sees short-term gains in rejecting or undermining science, or a non-zoological understanding of animals that arrives at a philosophical position opposed to the study and management of wild animals. The extreme ‘animal rights...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... and climate change , stated that the additional effects of climate change will exacerbate current threats and cause unprecedented additional stresses on Australia's biodiversity in their own right. We asked at the outset: are robust strategies for Australian fauna possible? Our answer...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 160–165.
Published: 14 October 2011
... in the face of uncertainty. Opposition to the harvest now continues from animal rights groups whose concerns have shifted from overall harvest sustainability to side effects such as animal welfare, and changes to community structure, genetic composition and population age structure. Many of these concerns...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 146–153.
Published: 14 October 2011
...David Jones; Manuela Gardner We have characterized the right (RAo) and left aortae (LAo) and their interconnections through the Foramen of Panizza (FP) and anastomosis (AN) as forming a circulatory ‘ring around the heart’. We look at a couple of situations where postulated blood flow through the FP...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 383–430.
Published: 14 October 2011
... for conservation is the primary objective and the harvest industry has no right to exist independent of the conservation program.” He also concluded that farming kangaroos was not feasible, and pointed out that they have never been intensively farmed. What was needed by the late 1980s was an effective advocate who...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 361–372.
Published: 14 October 2011
...-breeding program for this frog species must therefore be successful, in its own right, if it is to provide tadpoles for release. Disease is unlikely to have influenced the outcomes of this program, but should always be considered a potentially-important factor. Litoria aurea bell frog...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... provided by the British forest historian Oliver Rackham is to see each forest as a unique entity, with its own history, including its pre-European history, and each deserving of special study. If Rackham is right in describing Australia as a miniature planet, then we cannot go elsewhere and start again...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.096
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... theme - In the Stream - one large-scale work of the native fauna that had returned to inhabit its rightful place along the creek line. It was a 50-metre long installation of over 400 wetland creatures made by hundreds of local school children. The art project creatively elaborated on the relationship...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.055
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
..., and exploring the case for compensation in the context of the current debate about property rights, landholder duty of care and stewardship payments. Finally, the paper considers the potential of the NSW environmental planning system to protect threatened species habitat in targeted areas and, in particular...