Author Archives: awpc editor

Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference -Dingo meat to Asia


From 30th August to 1st September 2016, the University of Queensland will be hosting a ‘Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference’, with 10 keynote speakers plus others. While the confer- ence seems to be focused on conservation, many speakers will be discussing wildlife ‘management’, including wildlife ‘harvesting’. The opening keynote address: ‘A sorry tale of sheep, kangaroos and goats’

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Pacific Highway to bulldoze through koala habitat, thanks to new “Environment” Minister Josh Frydenberg


A nationally significant koala population could be wiped out within a couple of decades after the federal government approved an upgrade of the Pacific Highway that bisects a key colony, environment groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new “Environment” and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway’s new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19. Despite taking the

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Wildlife carers quitting after 30 years due to DELWP’s hostility towards kangaroos


Kangaroos nursed back to health after a planned fire escalated out of control now face a cull on the orders of the same department that ordered the burn. The very same department, DELWP, responsible for the care of wildlife, actually turned tail and permitted a “cull” of kangaroos, despite being tirelessly and lovingly nursed back to health by wildlife carers!

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Kangaroos are essential land managers – naturalist Bob McDonald


Kangaroos and their Kin as Essential Land Managers, Fire Fuel Reducers and Preservers of Water Quality Bob McDonald. Australia was ‘settled’ with a European academic and nobleman’s dream of cultivating ‘wastelands’. Kangaroos were, and still are, mistakenly seen as ‘the stock’ of Aboriginal people – the key to their diet. The evidence from their eating places and stories shows the

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AGM notice – all are welcome


AWPC AGM August 28, 2016 11 am 1098 Stumpy Gully Rd Moorooduc 3933 Vic Please bring small snack to nibble on Please call 03 59 788 570 should you get lost! Bob McDonald to receive our 2016 AWARD for his contribution to help native wildlife. He wrote the excellent piece above, about the essential role that kangaroos play in our

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My response to the original draft by Dr. Jeff Yugovic, Jan, 2012: “LOOKING AFTER THE BUSH: ECOSYSTEMS NEED PREDATORS”.


My response to the original draft by Dr. Jeff Yugovic, Jan, 2012: “LOOKING AFTER THE BUSH: ECOSYSTEMS NEED PREDATORS”. Dr. Jeff Yugovic, a highly respected botanist, insists that “Ecosystems need predators”, as he is seriously concerned that the browsing by ring-tail possums threatens to destroys all of the tree canopies on the Mornington Peninsula and declares it to be a

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