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West Wimmera- “growing” kangaroo numbers a threat to “public safety”

Dear Councillors, I am concerned about the report that West Wimmera Shire councillors believe an increased kangaroo population is becoming a public safety issue.  Councillors are floating the idea of a culling program. Surely kangaroos are in danger of traffic?  With increasing numbers of people and trucks on our roads, it’s horrendous to travel on our country roads and see

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The Bramble Cay melomys- our newest mammal extinction

The Bramble Cay melomys was first discovered by Europeans when, in April 1845, Lieutenant Yule, Commander of the HMS Bramble, and his crew encountered the cay supporting this rodent population (Limpuset al.1983, Ellison 1998). The species was then apparently in high densities and seamen from aboard this vessel sought recreation by shooting the “large rats” with bows and arrows.  (image:

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Ecologist Hans Brunner’s response to the DEWLP Southern Brown Bandicoot Implementation Plan

To: James Todd | Director Knowledge and Decision Systems | Biodiversity Division Environment & Climate Change | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Level 2, 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Dear James, In spite of the massive input that has already been done for the Southern Brown Bandicoot implementation plan, I still have some serious doubt about

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Kangaroo Industry NSW Deliberately Sabotaged the UNIQUE WEST NYANGAY GRAZING PROPERTY

POOR kangaroos cited as being vicious killers waiting to attack people and knock them off their bikes! Kangaroo habitat has been stolen from them, and wherever they go they are considered brutal pests It’s not fair to be so labelled instead of being necessary to our environment as regenerators of native grasses. Will we ever turn this around where it

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Good and Bad new for Tasmanian Devils

The facial cancer in Tasmanian Devils is spread from devil to devil via biting during social interactions and has caused massive population declines of Tasmanian devils since its first sighting in 1996.  No doubt these vicious “social interactions”, or poor table manners, are not new, but part of their long-term, evolutionary behavior!   Deakin’s Centre for Integrative Ecology researchers found

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