A globally diverse group of 20 academics and humane groups has concluded that changing human practices to coexist with wildlife is the first step when considering whether, and how, to control wildlife.
The death of an iconic albino kangaroo has saddened researchers studying the local kangaroo population and highlights ongoing efforts to improve human and animal interactions on the Mt Panorama race circuit in Bathurst.
After a global recruitment process, 15 researchers have been appointed to UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Among them is Dr Arian Wallach who is investigating how large apex predators help biodiversity flourish in Australia.
There’s been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government’s recently announced war on cats setting the goal of killing two million by 2020. But we would like to offer a different idea: let’s embrace cats as part of Australia’s environment.
Kangaroos are an iconic species and are critical to ecosystem health as they fertilise nutrient-poor soils and spread the seeds of native grasses and plants. Despite this, 1.61 million adult kangaroos were killed in 2012 to provide domestic and export products.
Wild animals in Australia that pose a threat to humans or livestock have been systematically shot, trapped and poisoned for more than two centuries. But an embryonic movement to live more harmoniously with native and some non-native animals is slowly taking hold.
Ecocide is suicide. Let's make personal rewilding all the rage. When "they" (other animals) lose, we all lose. We suffer the indignities to which we subject other animals. We can feel their pains and suffering if we allow ourselves to do so.
At Mount Panorama motor racing circuit, the presence of kangaroos on the track during races – and in collision with race cars on a couple of occasions – has led to heated debate and calls for a kangaroo cull.
This public lecture draws upon case studies to explore how we respond to inconvenient animal populations, the fallout for animals and people alike and considers how we can work toward more compassionate solutions for the future.