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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 281–288.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and the water and everything on it or in it. Acknowledging the conservation problem in principle, and doing many valuable things to recover species near extinction, is so attractive that we can be mesmerised into considering that the problem of the extinction process is being dealt with. In essence, the danger...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... meal? There's more animal blood on your hands” attracted a lot of comment when it appeared in the Conversation in 2011. Archer, in his article, argued that “if you want to minimise animal suffering and promote more sustainable agriculture, adopting a vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.010
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
.... But it relied on doubtful survey techniques. Since the Mabo Case and the Coronation Hill Inquiry, Aboriginal cultural values have become decisive factors in environmental assessment. A value matrix model, incorporating a science-culture axis, is proposed. “That a thing may have any value in exchange, two...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 128–145.
Published: 14 October 2011
... things possible. Obviously there is not room to include all of the colleagues and friends with whom it has been my great pleasure and privilege to work. Nevertheless, please consider this a salute to all of you. The order of the photos is project based, which conveys a loose chronology as well...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
...Richard Beggs ABSTRACT 1878: “…gallant little birds” (Wagga Wagga Advertiser) 1915: “… the carol of the magpie is eclipsed by the song of the miner” (Emu) 2004: “…the mafia of the bird world” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 2015: “I hate those f***in things” (RedditAustralia) Through the 19...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 347–357.
Published: 28 December 2020
...Stephen M. Jackson; Peter J.S. Fleming; Mark D.B. Eldridge; Michael Archer; Sandy Ingleby; Rebecca N. Johnson; Kristofer M. Helgen Taxonomy is the science of the classification of living things and comprises two main processes, defining taxa and naming them. In relation to the taxonomy of the Dingo...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 487–491.
Published: 01 May 2020
...) Where the wild things go: a new epoch for animal biotelemetry (Peggy Newman, Atlas of Living Australia) The posters covered by this plenary session were: From scats to traps: how scat samples paved the way for future research (Rebecca Gooley, University of Sydney) Characterising the diet of Tasmanian...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Jessica Sparkes; Guy Ballard; Peter J.S. Fleming; Wendy Brown ABSTRACT Biophilia, our inherent love of living things, is a major driver of the modern conservation ethic worldwide. Australians are particularly fond of wildlife and consequently, our fauna are key to our national image. As a nation...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... for which the Government had just allocated $700 billion to solve. Added to that, another unnecessary expense - the war in Iraq, had eaten through $600 billion. When asked what he would do as president to lead his country out of the financial crisis, John McCain stated: “Well, the first thing we have...
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 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... is that they are possible. Many ecologists, Jamieson (2008) noted in Ethics and the environment , consider that species extinction and biodiversity losses are the early stage of an environmental catastrophe but, he added, not everyone thinks that these things matter. We do, and that was the driving force behind writing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The 2007 amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) commenced on 19 February 2007. These amendments provide, among other things, greater flexibility in the assessment and referral process, establish a new process for listing threatened species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.009
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... Because so many aspects of the past are uncertain, and cautious writing makes for boring reading, I have tried here to weave a narrative to interpret the changes in Western New South Wales. It is not a scientific report, but a story based upon best guesses about how things might have been. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.029
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... and ameliorate the undesirable impacts, or better, to desist from doing those things that are harming our fauna. In the context of the above strategy all evidence suggests that government decisions and policies that encourage or condone the permanent clearing of the native vegetation from lands of better quality...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... conservatives to suggest that valued wildlife could be the only alternative to no wildlife, but if that is the choice then there is no choice. The time has come to stand up to irrational views if they put at risk the long-term future of the natural and cultural things we value. Long-term conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 367–373.
Published: 28 October 2021
... but, as I pointed out, introgression is a common process amongst many species. We ask: ecologically and behaviourally, what is the thing that we re studying? Do you think it s introgression? Where are the genes from other populations, other species, in them? So, it depends on the context that you re talking...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 433–437.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that s just my feel, and the way to do that is to have lots and lots of dogs which is really hard. So, we actually - it s a nice link - we call on the citizen scientists and their pet dogs. We have been training about 50 different dogs and so far, it s not a breed thing but we re halfway through...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 31–38.
Published: 01 December 2017
... you invest your CHRIS DICKMAN (University of Sydney): I quite money, be it through your own personal investments or agree Pat, and there have many studies that indicate superannuation. These are things you can do. where top marine predators have been lost there have been very pronounced flow...