How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

The experimental fencing had gone up to keep the rabbits out, but the ground inside the conservation area at Yathong in central New South Wales had still been nibbled and munched bare. “It was completely denuded,” says Prof Mike Letnic. “It was like a moonscape.” The culprit? Australia’s most ubiquitous marsupial: the kangaroo. “There’s this perception […]

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Massive Annual Slaughter of Grey Kangaroos in Australia

Each night in remote areas of the Australian outback thousands of kangaroos graze peacefully, stand up on hearing an approaching vehicle, stare into a blinding spotlight, and are shot for their meat and skins. The commercial kangaroo kill ‘quota’ for 2009 (the number permitted to be killed) was just under 4 million kangaroos.   In […]

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Wildlife of Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is often referred to as ‘Australian Galapagos’. And for a good reason. Because of its isolation, Kangaroo Island is free of many diseases and pest species found on the mainland, providing a much-needed breeding safe heaven to a wide variety of wildlife species. It is a premier eco-tourism destination in Australia that I […]

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