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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 690–698.
Published: 29 October 2021
...H. Bender; G. Coulson ABSTRACT Collisions between vehicles and macropods pose problems for road safety, animal welfare and wildlife conservation in Australia. We tested the ShuRoo, which is marketed specifically to deter kangaroos from approaching vehicles. We recruited 18 fleet operators...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Animal-vehicle collisions occur daily on roads around the world, putting drivers and passengers at risk of trauma and death. There is limited routine information about the incidence of such collisions and their resultant trauma and healthcare burden in Australia. Without this information...
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Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 07 September 2023
... in NSW from 1973 to 2020 to describe trends in admissions across NSW. A total of 18,039 koala admission records were collated from 1973 to 2020. Koalas were rescued due to disease, motor vehicle collision, dog attacks, unsuitable environment, bushfire, orphaning, and other reasons. However, the reasons...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 346–350.
Published: 17 March 2014
... bat species were recorded in the survey area, making bats the most numerous mammal group on Fraser island. The greatest number of species was found over water and in woodland. The highest bat activity levels on vehicle transects Occurred in heath and open forest. Miniopterus australis and Nyctinomus...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 109–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by expansion of rainforest vegetation and Black She-oak, Allocasuarina littoralis , scrub. The chief threats to continued survival of the Peninsula's Koala colony are further loss of habitat, within as well as outside reserves, and further mortality from dogs, motor vehicles and the disease chlamydiosis...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 649–654.
Published: 20 October 2011
... of appetizing food vehicles. Over 40 different food treats were tested as possible vehicles for the oral delivery of the faecal marker and of these six were deemed highly palatable: (1) golden syrup with horse pellets, (2) golden syrup with weetbix, (3) pitted dates, (4) honey with kangaroo pellets, (5...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 130–145.
Published: 18 August 2021
... to identify (i) threats faced by the koala across Victoria and (ii) their perceptions on koala population trends and potential threat mitigation actions. Wildlife rehabilitators identified habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation as the biggest threat to koalas, while vehicle collisions, heatwaves...
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
... and overpasses above them in the form of rope bridges. Preferable mitigatory strategies depend on circumstances and species. Where highways carry large numbers of fast-moving vehicles, funnelling animals under many high bridges with fencing to keep them away from the road will allow wildlife to move...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 407–415.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Kye Adams; Allison Broad; David Ruiz-García; Andrew R. Davis ABSTRACT Aerial surveys are a powerful means of collecting ecological data in terrestrial and marine systems that may otherwise be difficult to acquire. Increasingly aerial observations are made with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
... provide a direct measure of risks of population extinction. Australian turtles face major threats of mortality from invasive species, vehicles, disease and declining water quality. Even Australia's most abundant and widespread species has declined by up to 91% in some populations. Here I use population...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered. Such conditions are especially likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall events, all of which can delay or even cancel data...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.067
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... conservation. Not only do the prejudices of the general public have to be overcome , but so too do the negative pre-conceptions of those in editorial and financial control of the outlets. This is especially true of television, the major vehicle for getting a generalist message into the family home. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 301–305.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., and ground surveys, both on foot and using vehicles. Indirect monitoring is achieved through the determination and analysis of harvest parameters including sex ratio, average carcass weights, skin sizes and total numbers harvested. This information is obtained from returns provided by shooters and dealers...
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
... by the presence of the road and its associated vehicle traffic. Even so, we recommend that management efforts focus on reducing the frequency of kangaroo roadkill (the most serious animal and human welfare issue) through encouraging the growth of shrubs and low vegetation unpalatable to kangaroos adjacent to arid...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Vehicles and Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus collide frequently where the Pacific Highway crosses a 3.5 km stretch of forest in Bongil Bongil National Park. Despite the number of road-kills, resident Koalas survive in a 200-500m wide area of forest that lies between the highway and a parallel...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
...; the lack of basic infrastructure, i.e. roads, and the remoteness from major service centres means that vehicle and fuel costs are high. Increasingly, research funding is being directed to universities for postgraduate research projects, instead of more long-term, expensive projects in research centres...