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Lori Gould has been researching local movement of Snipe at Jerrabomberra, ACT.

Three Latham’s Snipe (Ojishigi) have returned to Jerrabomberra Wetlands after migrating all the way to Japan and Russia to breed. This in itself is quite normal, but by some miracle they managed to keep their (temporary) transmitters attached and then flew past the receiving tower at the wetlands to allow the data on the devices to be downloaded!!

They say never work with children or animals… unless they

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Methane abatement and carbon storage through improved kangaroo management.

AWS has done a report for Agrifutures on how outcome-focused kangaroo management could reduce GHG emissions and increase on-farm productivity. It evaluates the opportunity for integrating grazing of kangaroos into pastoral enterprises to help Australia meet its Paris Agreement targets while increasing the value of kangaroos in the hands of graziers.

We identify that income lost by reducing the impact of livestock could be recouped through increasing the value of kangaroo harvested, credits for emissions reduction and for soil carbon

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A Stronger Leather Industry Would lead to Better Kangaroo Welfare and Conservation

ROO RUNS A stronger kangaroo industry would lead to better kangaroo welfare and conservation not only of kangaroo populations but also landscapes and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. PENNY / PIXABAY

Most of Australia’s 40 million kangaroos are on pastoral land and in good seasons their numbers increase dramatically. They are a cost to landowners by limiting livestock numbers that might otherwise be carried, reducing livestock carcass weights and

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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessment Report on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species 

“The IPBES Assessment Report on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species is the result of four years of work by 85 leading experts from the natural and social sciences, and holders of indigenous and local knowledge, as well as 200 contributing authors, drawing on more than 6,200 sources. It was specifically requested by, among others, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It also has immediate relevance to the work of the Convention on

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Petitions to the European Parliament to ban EU imports of kangaroo products do more harm than good

In the absence of a commercial industry, increased conservation and pest culling (with poorer animal welfare outcomes) would still need to occur to manage the populations of certain species.

  • A strictly regulated and ethical commercial industry has the ability to make use of kangaroos that would otherwise need to be discarded.
  • It ensures kangaroos are harvested humanely by licensed and qualified shooters, in sustainable numbers.
  • Instead of banning products, any issues need to be addressed through research –
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Kangaroo Management – Seeking a way forward

Episode 5 of the Pastoral Poddy “The Kanga Series”

“Throughout this special series on kangaroo management, we’ve unpacked a range of issues around this wicked challenge. From landowners, conservation groups and the indigenous community to wildlife advocates, industry and the general public, everyone has a different view and story to tell. With focuses varying from economics to morals to conservation issues, it can be challenging to find common ground.

In this episode, we’ll hear from an ecologist, the industry and

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