Rabbit, kangaroo and goat populations on the Willandra World Heritage Region western New South Wales : distribution, abundance and management needs / by T.J. Fatchen & D.H. Fatchen ; prepared for N.S.W. Department of Environment & Planning
- Bib ID:
- Fatchen, T. J
- Adelaide : TJ Fatchen & Associates, 1989
- 10, 168, 10 leaves,  leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 35 cm.
- 0646004468 (not printed on item)
This report concerns the distribution and abundance of feral and native grazers in the Willandra World Heritage Region (WHR), their relative significance as a portion of the total grazing load in the WHR, the potential for damage to heritage values arising from their grazing load particularly as a result of accelerated erosion, the relative needs for control of numbers or other management, and the methods by which control might be applied where necessary. The species dealth with are the rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, the feral goat Capra hircus, the red Kangaroos Macropus and the western grey Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosis. Much of the emphasis in the study has been on establishing numbers and distribution of each species in relation to landforms of high actual or potential heritage value, as a basis for subsequently determining the potential for accelerated erosion due to the species' grazing and disturbance loads. Heritage value may lie in geomorphological features, in archaeological significance, and often in the two combined. Vegetation is of importance as the mechanism for retarding rates of erosion, rather than for its intrinsic value. The importance of establishing patterns of distribution and abundance of grazers has required extensive survey.
- Full contents:
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Design and limitation of surveys for feral and native grazers
- 3. Rabbit distribution and abundance in the WHR
- 4. Rabbit impacts and management implications
- 5. Rabbit management
- 6. Kangaroos in the World Heritage Region
- 7. Feral goats in the World Heritage Region
- 8. Conclusions and recommendations.
- Running title: WHR feral grazers.
- Available from TJ Fatchen & Associates, PO Box 462, Mt Barker SA 5251.
- Bibliography: leaves R1-R10.
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