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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Denis A Saunders; Alison Doley ABSTRACT Koobabbie is a 7,173-ha cereal and sheep growing property in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia. Unlike most wheatbelt properties that have been extensively cleared of native vegetation, Koobabbie retains 41% of its area under native vegetation...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2016
... lupus familiaris. There is an interesting inter-relationship between the domestic animals in this context: the sheep Ovis aries (valuable to humans), the wild animals: the dogs, (valued as the usual favoured companion but in this context, as a pest to be destroyed) and the donkeys (valuable again...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 22 (2): 6–7.
Published: 17 March 2014
... - Monarch of High Places R. J. (Bob) ANSON Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Sheep and Wool Branch (Retired) It is sad to see what we are doing to our wildlife and our wilderness. Man and his greed is ruining our world, and though 1 disagree with some of the actions taken by our conservationists...
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 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... on sheep. Yet kangaroo meat is now sold legally for human consumption in all Australian States and is common on restaurant menus, while its export is rising steadily. Extensive aerial surveys have established the abundance of the three large kangaroo species and their resilience to harvesting. A small...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... In New South Wales, a series of punitive Acts against dingoes and wild dogs has been enacted since sheep and cattle were introduced with European settlement. Predation of sheep and sometimes calves by wild dogs can be financially debilitating for some livestock enterprises that are adjacent...
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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) 31 (3): 432–442.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Alistair Glen; Jeff Short The sheep grazing industry has been an economic mainstay of New South Wales from the early period of European settlement. The dingo quickly established itself as a predator of sheep and a pest of the pastoral industry. In the latter decades of the nineteenth century...
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 (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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... This chapter summarizes the Royal Commission of 1901 into the western lands of New South Wales. The procedure adopted was the use of quotations to preserve the emphasis and colour of those who bore witness to the rapid changes induced by overstocking with sheep, and from rabbits, drought...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... The Pigfooted Bandicoot, discovered on the plains of the Murray in 1836, was scarce by 1857 when its demise was predicted because of the large flocks of sheep and herds of cattle that were occupying the country. In 1901 a Royal Commission reported on the economic plight of the pastoralists...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.004
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... Is there is a balance between wildlife conservation in western New South Wales and any other land management there? The answer is a resounding NO! The ecological functioning of the region is dominated by introduced systems of herbivory and predation: sheep; rabbits; feral goats; their partial...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 480–486.
Published: 02 March 2021
...David Pollock We have never been able to rest our country. Pastoralists could move the sheep or the cattle from the paddock, but 61 per cent of the grazing by goats and kangaroos remains. This continual grazing of the most valuable plant species, to their local extinction, has left the land...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 487–490.
Published: 27 October 2020
... is relied on and overused. Proactive management is the only way to avoid generational problems. All stakeholders must invest in the issue. To me, this dilemma is not about the dingoes. It’s not just about the sheep and cattle, it’s about the people and our communities. ws3030@activ8.net.au © 2021...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... Dingoes have been largely eradicated in sheep lands, but are widespread and common in cattle country on the other side of the Dingo Barrier Fence. Pockets of dingoes, and/or their hybrids, survive in the Great Dividing Range and down to the coast in New South Wales and Victoria. Studies...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 218–229.
Published: 01 January 2019
... farm wildlife for conservation and production on “Koobabbie”, a cereal and sheep growing property, in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia. (Paper included post forum.) 218 2019 The following is a transcript of the plenary proceedings, lightly edited for readability. PAUL WILLIS: Let s start...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... in these catchments and potentially for the sheep-wheat belt of eastern Australia. The extreme loss of habitat and its poor condition across much of these catchments followed by serious changes to the functioning of the landscape provide clear reasons for the catastrophic decline of vertebrates in this landscape...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 530–561.
Published: 17 March 2014
... cats as secondary factors. Much of the decline occurred before food shortages or habitat destruction caused by sheep grazing, habitat destruction caused by wheat farming, and changes in Aboriginal fire regimes. Dated and localised records of disease affecting conspicuous (often pest) species, when...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 398–409.
Published: 17 March 2014
... environments? This paper presents strategies for linking the kangaroo harvest with conservation in the sheep rangelands through models that can provide economic returns and a greater management role for landholders in the kangaroo industry. According to the principles of conservation through sustainable use...