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Kangaroo survey, Birds and Wetland surveys

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, September 18, 2017

As a component of an undergraduate internship with the University of Adelaide, a pilot survey is being conducted with the aims of investigating the social values held by the South Australian community in relation to kangaroos and the management of kangaroo populations.

Knowledge on the societal values of kangaroos in our environment allows for informed decision making around future management of kangaroo populations. Currently, there is a gap in knowledge between social values and kangaroo management, therefore this survey is designed to:

- measure preserved knowledge on kangaroo populations

- evaluate where population control is determined to be necessary

- determine attitudes around the harvesting of kangaroos as a resource

Information supplied by survey applicants will be anonymously provided to DEWNR to assist in decisions around management of Kangaroos in South Australia.

Please take the time to complete the survey which can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NNT6W9C I encourage you to forward the survey to any of your friends, colleagues and others who would be interested in participating in the survey, noting it is a pilot at this stage.

I look forward to seeing you again soon and perhaps talking more about the birds of Coongie and surrounding areas.

If you’d be interested in undertaking wetland and waterfowl surveys, drop me a line and we can potentially involve you and others in our surveys this year coming up in late October.

Kind regards

Jase

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Jason Higham Acting Senior Ecologist, Abundant Species and Sustainable Use

Conservation, NRM & Protected Area Policy | Parks and Regions
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

P (08) 8207 7736| M 0409 098 535

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