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Wild Deer National Maps 2006/07

This series of maps shows the occurrence, abundance and distribution of wild deer (Cervus spp.) in Australia, 2006/07. Originally published in: West, P. (2008). Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008. National Land & Water Resources Audit and Invasive Animals CRC, Canberra. (See web link below to access full report). Map 1: Occurrence Map 2: Distribution […]

Wild deer density 2007 – Western Australia

Map shows the density of wild deer (Cervus spp.) in Western Australia, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Wild deer density 2007 – South Australia

Map shows the density of wild deer (Cervus spp.) in South Australia, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Wild deer density 2007 – Northern Territory

Map shows the density of wild deer (Cervus spp.) in the Northern Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance

In an era when the decline in biodiversity is widely presented as an extinction crisis, there exists the converse problem of overabundance both of native species and alien invading species. Exotic pest species are one of the main threats to the conservation of Australia?s biodiversity. Some arrived as welcome guests, such as cane toads or […]

DNA-Based Mark-Recapture of Wild Deer: Using Fauns to Capture their Mothers

A lack of affordable techniques for accurately estimating the density of wild animals has long been a major constraint in wildlife management. An important breakthrough has been the use of DNA fingerprinting in conjunction with mark-recapture (MR) methods of density estimation (Taberlet et al. 1997; Mowat and Strowbeck 2000). Provided the DNA fingerprint from each […]

The liberation, distribution, abundance and management of wild deer in Australia

Deer species (fallow, red, sambar, chital, rusa and hog deer) have formed wild populations in Australian habitats ranging from arid woodland to rainforest and are a growing management issue. Data were obtained via an Australia-wide land-manager survey that collected information on the liberation, distribution, abundance and management of wild deer in Australia. It is estimated […]

DEE001: Ground shooting of feral deer

Most non-recreational ground shooting of feral deer in undertaken as part of culling programs in national parks and reserves. Such shooting is usually done at night from a vehicle, with the aid of spotlights. It is best suited to accessible areas where large numbers of deer congregate at night and where the impact of deer […]