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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
...Warren Schofield ABSTRACT The impact of predation by dingoes/wild dogs on livestock creates extreme amounts of stress, angst and anger within rural communities. How do we return to a well-managed landscape and once again have positive communication between stakeholders? Wild dogs attack livestock...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 July 2020
...Lily M. van Eeden; Mathew S. Crowther; Chris R. Dickman; Thomas M. Newsome ABSTRACT Public opposition has shaped management of wild animals in Australia, but public interest in dingo control has been minimal. We hypothesised that this is due to lack of awareness of dingo management practices...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 09 March 2020
... species from the air continued. The application of aerial baiting in dingo/wild dog control is believed to have a temporal effect, anecdotally achieving short-term goals towards reducing livestock losses from predation. There is no conclusive data, however, to support this claim. The true impact of aerial...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
...William Terry; Albert Golden An observation of nest robbing and bird predation by wild Brush-tailed Phascogales in central Victoria William Terry1, 3 and Albert Golden2 1School of Environment, Science and Engineering Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 2480. 2Macedon Ranges Conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
... easily into conservation and policy frameworks. Organisms that are hybrids are one such example. Indeed, hybridisation can result in both the protection and persecution of wild organisms, especially if the hybrid status is uncertain. Here, we outline the issue of hybridisation between dingoes and dogs...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 52–56.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rosie Cooney ABSTRACT Using wild animals as food is controversial, but remains a widespread practice globally, and in some places wild meat is fundamental for food security. Hunting wild animals for food is widely unsustainable and in many places is driving alarming declines, particularly of large...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2016
... constructed as a pest to farmers, a feral animal that does not belong, and vermin to be exterminated. The latest incarnation is interesting as the donkey is once again proving ‘valuable’ as the guardian animal of choice for some farmers and pastoralists seeking to protect their flocks from wild dogs Canis...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 92–109.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... We conclude that the data are consistent with the hypothesis that the Gouldian Finch suffered a major population decline in the Kimberley area in the late 1970s. We also discuss a range of “sustainable conservation” issues related to the harvest of wild birds for the avicultural trade and suggest...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (1): 21–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Ian Fry Putting the Wild back into Wildlife by IAN FRY Director, Wildlife Survival Inc. P.O. Box 131, Manly, NSW 2095 Talk resented at the Wildlife Forum in October. 1988 S OMEONE asked me when they saw the title of this talk whether I had invented some sort of cattle prod to liven up our...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... environment of a modified Skinner box. All sessions were monitored and recorded on video. During the course of the experiment a difference was found in the learning behaviour between the three hand-raised and the seven wild-raised subjects. The three hand-raised Flying-foxes learned the task in the seventh...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... environmental or socio-economic impacts in Australia until quite recently. There are long-standing wild populations in several states that have been managed for many years as a valuable resource for hunting rather than as a pest. In very recent times a perception has developed that wild deer numbers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.095
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Deer were introduced into Australia by acclimatisation societies in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries to enhance the aesthetics of the local environment and provide sport. Several of these populations survived and formed the basis of larger, well established wild deer populations. Deer...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... Dingo conservation and wild dog control have historically been seen as antagonistic. Pest animal management provisions in the new Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 will bind the crown and make it imperative that policies for agricultural protection and conservation address these historic...
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.015
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... the interaction between these Acts and the practical consequences arising from them. We also describe a proposed approach to wild dog control orders that binds the Crown under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 , and hopefully enables dingoes to be conserved in New South Wales. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.009
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... there are no pure dingoes. There is little evidence to support the widely-held belief that dingoes or other wild dogs limit the distribution or abundance of foxes in NSW. In 1995-96, dingoes and other wild dogs occurred in 133 of NPWS national parks and nature reserves (2.32 million ha), most of which are east...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Determining the population dynamics of the vulnerable Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus requires accurate methods of estimating the age of wild animals. Traditionally, wild juvenile P. poliocephalus have been aged by comparing their forearm measurements to those of known-aged...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 22 April 2021
...Daniel Lunney; Indrie Sonawane; Ian Shannon; Ben Hope; Mathew S. Crowther ABSTRACT We used two survey methods - citizen science for private land and cameras for protected areas - to map the distribution of dingoes/wild dogs and foxes in NSW. Dingo/wild dog records were mostly confined to the east...