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Professional kangaroo population control leads to better animal welfare, conservation outcomes and avoids waste

Wilson, George; Edwards, Melanie

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Millions of kangaroos are dying in 2018 but without good conservation outcomes. Populations are crashing in drought and contributing to land degradation. Non-commercial culling is increasing because landholders seek to stop kangaroos from competing with their conventional livestock. The kangaroo harvesting industry is declining and has been ineffective in reducing populations, partly due to animal rights campaigns. In recent years less than half the annual quota has been taken, and is currently...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/177013
Source: Australian Zoologist
DOI: 10.7882/AZ.2018.043

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