ABC Landline story on kangaroo cooperative

The Maranoa Kangaroo Harvesters and Growers Cooperative Ltd featured in an ABC TV Landline story on the issues constraining landholders from converting a liability into an asset and benefiting from the kangaroos on their properties. AWS has been working with the Cooperative to establish a regional approach across property boundaries to deliver more sustainable land management, biodiversity conservation and earning carbon and biodiversity credits.  

Field trip to South Africa

Jennifer Smits, George Wilson and Lyn Wilson  spent three weeks in South Africa from 24 September 2011 learning from South African experiences and techniques of wildlife management and tourism. They were joined in the second week by a delegation of Anangu Rangers from Angas Downs We were privileged to participate in the  recovery of a White Rhinoceros and calf which had been wounded by poachers attempting to remove its horn. The horn is used as a traditional (alternative) medicine in

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Angas Downs Rangers in South Africa

Angas Downs Rangers visited South Africa in October 2011 on a training and educational trip of a lifetime. The itinerary included visits to national parks and private game reserves. Topics covered intensive wildlife management and techniques for increasing wildlife numbers, and catching and moving of wild animals  importance of the dollar value of animals in both national parks and private game reserves to wildlife conservation Indigenous guiding  and game viewing, tourism and accommodation support role of fire and vegetation management conservation of

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The International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, South Africa

AWS staff and Angas Downs’ Indigenous Rangers sent a delegation to the International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, South Africa in Kimberley in October 2011. The theme of the Symposium was – The business of conservation – science, livelihoods and values. “The greatest contribution that wildlife ranching can make is in its extension to rural peoples throughout the world and the benefit from its sustainable use.” Three papers were delivered: George Wilson (Australian Wildlife Services) Status of wildlife ranching in Australia – an

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