Survey and fieldwork at Angas Downs

AWS has conducted five field trips to Angas Downs in the last year. Activities involved: training Indigenous Anangu Rangers to track and survey native animals, birds and sand tracks, landscape health assessment techniques such as Landscape Function Analysis, installation and monitoring of photo points and water quality monitoring. Aerial surveys for kangaroo and camel populations were conducted in June 2010 and pitfall trapping for smaller animals and reptiles is planned to occur later in 2010. Australian Wildlife Services understands the

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Tourism opportunities for Indigenous Communities in central Australia, Angas Downs

AWS has been providing advice and support in development of small scale, tourism ventures on Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) by members of the Imanpa community who own the property. Angas Downs is on the main road to Uluri National Park and Watarrka National Park and has many thousands of visitors cross it each week. AWS has produced a set of posters to be displayed in the Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse on the Lasseter Hwy. They detail the IPA and

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Biodiversity Offsetting Recommendations: Endangered Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland

Australian Wildlife Services have recently been involved in providing sound revegetation and rehabilitation recommendations to offset disturbance of endangered Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland in the Googong Foreshores area (ACT/NSW). Rehabilitation and revegetation was to occur in an adjacent poor condition, cleared woodland area to the disturbance. There were three main limiting factors to successful development of good condition box woodland identified by AWS: overgrazing by eastern grey kangaroos, widespread occurrence of weed species including many noxious species, and

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Indigenous wildlife management – scientific research support

In an opinion piece in the Journal Wildlife Research published in May 2010 AWS outlines how science could play a greater role in ensuring that Indigenous wildlife harvesting is sustainable. The paper discusses the role of Indigenous wildlife use in helping to address community health and employment challenges facing Indigenous Australians in remote and rural areas. An abstract is available on the CSIRO website at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/144/paper/WR09130.htm   The full paper is available from our downloads – We are anticipate that the

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