The conservation value of Australia's stock route network : a multi-taxonomic approach to management and planning
Stock routes have been a feature of the Australian landscape since the mid-1800s. Originally established to provide corridors of forage and shelter for livestock droved 'on the hoof', the vegetation within them remained standing while vast tracts in the surrounding landscape were cleared to make way for agriculture. However, livestock are now more commonly transported in trucks, so managing authorities no longer receive adequate income from droving permits to offset costs. At the commencement...[Show more]
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