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Australia’s Amazing Kangaroos
Their Conservation, Unique Biology and Coexistence with Humans
This book provides an authoritative source of information on kangaroos and their relatives. Topics include: species characteristics and biology, adaptations and function, and conservation. The book also discusses culling and the commercial kangaroo harvest, as well as national attitudes to kangaroos and their value for tourism.
There are 71 recognized species of kangaroo found in Australasia. Of these, 46 are endemic to Australia, 21 are endemic to the island of New Guinea, and four species are found in both regions. The various species have a number of common names, including bettong, kangaroo, pademelon, potoroo, quokka, rat kangaroo, rock wallaby, tree kangaroo, wallaby and wallaroo. Illustrated in full color, Australia’s Amazing Kangaroos will give readers insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial – an animal that has pride of place on the Australian Coat of Arms.
1. Species characteristics and biology
2. Adaptations and function
4. Kangaroos and humans today
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