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Author Richardson, K. C. (Kenneth Chadwick), 1947-

Title Australia's amazing kangaroos : their conservation, unique biology and coexistence with humans / by Ken Richardson
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Species characteristics and biology; Introduction; The taxonomy of Australian modern day kangaroos; The taxonomy of kangaroos of New Guinea and adjacent islands; Current status of Australian kangaroos; The Australian species; Family Hypsiprymnodontidae; Family Potoroidae; Bettongs; Potoroos; Family Macropodidae; Subfamily Sthenurinae; Subfamily Macropodinae; 2. Adaptations and function; Evolution of the kangaroo body form; Adaptations for hopping and climbing; Adaptations for a herbivorous diet; Adaptations to maintain body fluids and temperature
Adaptations for reproductive success3. Conservation; A background to Australia's current environmental situation; Current and past environmental issues affecting the well-being of kangaroos in Australia; Conservation of Australia's kangaroos; Case study 1: The Heirisson Prong Peninsula Reintroduction Experiment: Success, calamity and recovery; Case study 2: The Proserpine Rock Wallaby Recovery Plan: The management of arelict species with a mosaic of problems; 4. Kangaroos and humans today; National attitudes to kangaroos; Tourism; Living with kangaroos; Culling
The commercial kangaroo harvestThe economics of the kangaroo harvest industry; The future for sustainable production of kangaroo products; Appendix A: Additional guidelines on animal translocations in Australia; Appendix B: Recovery Plan statutory provisions and objectives; Appendix C: Licence application procedures for harvesting kangaroos from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary Provides an authoritative source of information and insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kangaroos.
Kangaroos -- Australia
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780643097407