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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to commensal vertebrates given that they are at risk of predation not only from humans but also domestic animals and native urban predators. For example, the addition of refuge in urban areas in the form of nest boxes often benefits native wildlife but also commensal species (Barba and Gil-Delgado 1990...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.073
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.075
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Urban wildlife comprises those native animals living in habitats that are found in cities and towns. Since most Australians live in cities, this is the wildlife that the majority of people encounter on a daily basis. We consider that this wildlife is a legitimate subject for study, not just...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.079
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Many everyday decisions by people in urban areas influence wildlife management in urban environments. To date, wildlife conservation managers and facilitators have relied largely on anecdotal information in assessing the capacity of urban communities to contribute to the protection...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.083
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Managers of urban wildlife must make transparent, quantitative decisions about environmental impacts but are challenged by the complexity of these impacts, which can interact with environmental variability to cause long-term changes. Here I use population viability analysis (PVA) to exemplify...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.094
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... While it is undeniable that both feral cats and owned domestic cats prey on native wildlife, evidence that this is a threat to the viability of wildlife populations is contentious, particularly in the suburbs. Where uncertainty is great or the risks are high, the precautionary principle...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.102
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Past urban development and gardening practices have had a devastating impact on native wildlife in the suburbs. In this paper the reader is invited to envisage a future where the urban community has embraced the concept of gardens as indigenous wildlife habitat, generally free of lawns...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.104
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... This chapter is a response to Recher's call that, “somebody needs to pull together those common themes and come up with a common strategy for managing wildlife in the urban environment”. The diversity of chapters herein provided the editors with a rich source that lead into the web of current...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/9780958608572
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 56–70.
Published: 19 July 2021
... on wildlife behaviour and efficacy in busy urban environments. Virtual fencing as a wildlife-vehicle collision mitigation measure: technical function, wildlife response and considerations for installation in an urban environment Julie Reeves1, Scott Burnett2 and Elizabeth Brunton3 1 0000-0003-1241-8642...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.085
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... functional equivalency compared with similar non urban habitats is demonstrated. The argument is presented that estuarine fish are part of the urban wildlife fauna and they should be included in education and advisory programs developed and coordinated by various groups to protect, enhance and maintain...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.093
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula poses a test for managers of urban wildlife because community attitudes towards the species vary widely from those who are prepared to live with it to those who wish it to be controlled as a pest. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 888–894.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Tracey Russell; Belinda Bowman; Catherine Herbert; James Kohen Community based urban wildlife surveys are a two way exchange of information. They allow the researcher to gain information on urban wildlife living, or travelling through, private property that would normally remain inaccessible...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.100
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... surveys have considerable potential both to collect useful data and to increase community understanding of the ecology of urban wildlife. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.081
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Although feeding wildlife in urban settings appears to be widespread in Australia, there is little information on why people do it. This two-part qualitative investigation used a grounded theory approach to present the perspectives of two groups with interests in the practice, namely wildlife...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.089
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... level of adult mortality, especially on land. This exemplifies many of the major issues faced by managers of wildlife in urban environments, yet offers a model for the cohabitation of wildlife and humans. Recent legislation and implementation of cooperative management strategies aim to generate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.080
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... We compiled an extensive database of koala sightings from the community. The records of koala sightings which met conditions for reliability were used in conjunction with vegetation mapping by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife in the Georges River catchment to produce relative exploitation (RE...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 306–314.
Published: 17 March 2014
... nature urban ecology urban wildlife nature conservation political ecology sociology of nature public attitudes ABC n.d. WildWatch Australia. Australian Broadcasting Commission, Natural History Unit, http://www.abc.net.au/wildwatch/archive/default.htm, accessed 06/06/2005. http...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 24 May 2022
..., the continual loss of foraging habitat to urban development occurring at a greater scale is a conundrum. Flying-foxes suffering from injuries with anthropogenic causes are primarily addressed by wildlife carers rescuing and rehabilitating them. Additionally, preventative actions, such as promotion of wildlife...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 81–83.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Christie, who provided the information for this article. Bruce Campbell took the photos. 'Mikumi' BATS AND OTHER URBAN WILDLIFE While the Royal Zoological Society encourages people to "look-up" in its Bat Watch programme, the sponsors of the NSW Urban Wildlife Survey (the Australian Bicentennial Authority...