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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 19 July 2021
...Julie Reeves; Scott Burnett; Elizabeth Brunton ABSTRACT Virtual wildlife fencing presents as a cost-effective measure for roadkill mitigation, which aids in reducing fragmentation of wildlife populations by facilitating safer movement of wildlife across the landscape. In this study, we conducted...
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
...Matthew Mo; Katarina Bonatakis Drones are a modern alternative to manned aircraft for aerial surveys, however approaching wildlife with drones may still cause disturbance. Understanding the factors influencing animal responses to drone flights is fundamental for informing guidance on lowest-impact...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
...Ron Haering; Vanessa Wilson; Annie Zhuo; Peter Stathis ABSTRACT The views of veterinary professionals were surveyed to inform the New South Wales Government about the extent, cost and nature of services they provide to free-living native animals and their interactions with the volunteer wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 11 August 2020
...Bradley P. Smith; Shennai G. Palermo; Lyn Watson ABSTRACT As we enter an era of global mass extinctions, it is important to tackle wildlife research and conservation from multiple fronts, including those made available by wildlife organisations, zoos and sanctuaries. Captive studies...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 605–627.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Ron Haering; Vanessa Wilson; Annie Zhuo; Peter Stathis ABSTRACT The provision of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services in New South Wales (NSW) relies heavily on the volunteer sector. The NSW Government regulates the sector and is responsible for identifying measures for its support...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's behaviour towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is important, because people's actions are the main causative factor associated with the demise and future recovery of wildlife conservation. We investigated the type...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's attitudes towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is of particular importance as the types of attitudes people hold can have a significant impact on conservation solutions. We investigated attitudes held towards Australian...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Acoustic Observatory (A2O), but has not established movement tracking systems for individual terrestrial animals across land and along coastlines. Here, we make the case that the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, an open-source, rapidly expanding cooperative automated radio-tracking global network (Motus...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 364–378.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in tremendous capacity for wildlife researchers to remotely collect physiological, behavioural and social data from wildlife in circumstances that were unthinkable just decades ago. While this technology can provide us with a unique insight into the “secret lives” of wild animals, there is a need to evaluate...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 407–415.
Published: 01 May 2020
...), such as drones. As this technology has improved in reliability and affordability it has replaced the traditional use of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Drones do, however, have limitations; primarily in their limited flight duration, potential to disturb wildlife and concerns over safety. Here we introduce...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Stephanie Hing; Jordan O. Hampton; Troy. J. Gibson ABSTRACT Animal welfare is an important concern wherever people are called upon to kill wildlife. Notwithstanding the ethical dilemmas surrounding the killing of wildlife in various situations, if an animal is to be killed we have a duty to select...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 January 2019
... for conservation and economic production objectives. denis.saunders@csiro.au Corresponding author: Denis A Saunders Culling wildlife killing for conservation Carnaby's Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris conservation on farmland 2019 203 Theme Edition: Killing for Conservation INTRODUCTION...
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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 December 2017
... between proper residents of the farm and wild, illegitimate, interlopers. This does not mean that no wild animals are welcome on the farm, but hospitality The Promises of Pests: Wildlife in Agricultural Landscapes Emily O GormanA and Thom van DoorenB AMacquarie University, Department of Geography...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 120–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Robyn Alders; Richard Kock ABSTRACT We review the linkages between food security, nutrition and wildlife conservation in the early 21st century. Declines in wildlife populations and habitats have occurred in parallel with increasing human population and the global emergence of the double burden...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 430–456.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Gary Opit ABSTRACT A citizen science project was begun on 11 February 1997 with a regular live-to-air wildlife talkback segment on ABC North Coast NSW Local Radio. Listeners were encouraged to phone in to report interesting observations. This public endeavour aimed to promote interest in wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 26 (1): 5–11.
Published: 25 January 2015
... PARKS AND WILDLIFE. SERVICE (ANPWS), 1989. An Australian National Strategy for the Conservation Species and Habitats Threatened with Extinction. ANPWS, Canberra. BLACKBURN, R., 1989a. Ecology scientists sacked by CSIRO. Australian, 25 Oct. 1989. Ecology scientists sacked by CSIRO Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Georgette Leah Burns Using Fraser Island in Queensland and Penguin Island in Western Australia as study areas, this paper examines changing management policies and practices with regards to human-animal interactions in wildlife tourism settings. In particular, the shifting relationships between...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 59–64.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Murray Ellis A revised computer-based wildlife inventory programme has been developed to aid the collation and mapping of fauna and flora information. Field data woks have been produced to facilitate the collection of significant records in a format that is easy to handle. Current maps...