Kangaroos

Kangaroos

Tabled 1988

© Commonwealth of Australia 1988

ISBN 0 644 07745 X

N.B. All files are in Word and PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view or print PDF documents and can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe.

View the report as a single document - (PDF format) - [5,354 KB]

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

PREFACE - (PDF format)
Membership of the Committee
List of Tables
Abbreviations Used in the Report
Preface
List of Recommendations

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION - (PDF format)
Appointment of the Committee and its Terms of Reference
The Kangaroo Issue
Scope of the Kangaroo Inquiry
Conduct of the Inquiry
Kangaroo Species
Definitions

CHAPTER 2 - KANGAROO POPULATIONS - (PDF format)
Population Distribution
Population Estimates
Introduction
Survey Methods
Aerial Surveys
Ground Counts
Aerial Photography and Infra-red Scanning
Faecal Pellet Counts
Commercial Harvest Data
Discussion of Survey Methods
Aerial Surveys Conducted in Australia
Population Estimates
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Conclusions

CHAPTER 3 - KANGAROO DAMAGE - (PDF format)
Introduction
Perceptions of Kangaroo Damage
Competition between Kangaroos and Livestock for Food
Crop Damage
Impact on Livestock Watering Points
Damage to Fences
Damage to Forestry
Road Accidents and Motor Vehicle Damage
Economic Estimates of Damage
Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 - HISTORY OF KANGAROO KILLING AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KANGAROO MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES - (PDF format)
Introduction
History of Kangaroo Killing
Export of Kangaroo Products to the USA
Export of Kangaroo Products to Europe
Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982

CHAPTER 5 - CURRENT KANGAROO MANAGEMENT - (PDF format)
Introduction
Queensland
New South Wales
Western Australia
South Australia
Commercial Utilization Area
Restricted Area
Tasmania
Quotas
Commercial Kill Statistics
Male Kangaroo Bias
Enforcement of Wildlife Regulations
Over-issue of Tags
Code of Practice
Introduction
Type of Firearm
Point of Aim
Adherence to the Code

CHAPTER 6 - KANGAROO INDUSTRIES - (PDF format)
Introduction
Number of Kangaroo Shooters in Australia
Kangaroo Shooters in New South Wales
Chiller Operators
Fauna Dealers
Markets for Kangaroo Products
Kangaroo Meat Market
Kangaroo Skin Market

CHAPTER 7 - ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES - (PDF format)
Introduction
Illegal Killing of Kangaroos
Illegal Killing by Landholders
Illegal Killing by Thrill Seekers/Hunters
Illegal Killing for the Kangaroo Trade
Illegal Trade in Kangaroo Products
Australian Trade
Overseas Trade

CHAPTER 8 - CRUELTY TO KANGAROOS - (PDF format)
Introduction
Definition of Cruelty
Methods of Killing Kangaroos and Wallabies
Rifle Shooting
Shotgun Shooting
Kangaroo Drives
Snares
Poison
Killing to Reduce Potential Suffering
RSPCA Australia's Mainland Study
Commercial Killing
Non-commercial Killing
Illegal Killing
Discussion
RSPCA Australia's Tasmanian Study
Commercial Shooting
Non-commercial Shooting

CHAPTER 9 - KANGAROO MANAGEMENT - A SUMMING UP - (PDF format)
Introduction
Kangaroo Populations
Habitat Loss
Kangaroo Damage
Principles of Kangaroo Management
Kangaroo Management a National Issue
Approach to Kangaroo Management
Shooting of Kangaroos
Commercial Killing of Kangaroos
Non-commercial Shooting

CHAPTER 10 - ENDANGERED SPECIES OF KANGAROOS - (PDF format)
Introduction
Causes of Endangerment
Conservation of Endangered Species
Research
Focussing Resources on Endangered Species

Minority Report by Senator N. Sanders - (PDF format)

References - (PDF format)
APPENDIX I - LIST OF WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON KANGAROOS 215
APPENDIX I1 - SUMMARY OF POPULATION FIGURES GIVEN SINCE 1981 FROM OR QUOTING OFFICIAL SOURCES 221
APPENDIX I11 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE HUMANE SHOOTING OF KANGAROOS 225

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print
Back to top