Goats, people and rangelands: Analysis of the rangeland goat industry as a complex social ecological system
Goats were introduced to Australia in the late eighteenth century. They are now a permanent feature of the Australian rangelands. A population of 4-6 million highly adapted wild goats currently shares much of Australia's semi-arid zone with domestic livestock and native herbivores. Goats have always been controversial in Australia, and there are two competing paradigms around them: pest or resource. Goats can contribute significantly to damaging grazing pressure, alongside domestic, other feral...[Show more]
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