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Distribution and abundance of large herbivores in a northern Australian tropical savanna: A multi‐scale approach

March 2020 — Austral EcologyAngela M. Reid, Brett P. Murphy, Tom Vigilante, David M. J. S. Bowman Australian mammals have exhibited exceptionally high rates of decline since European settlement 230 years ago with much focus on small mammals in northern tropical savannas. In these systems, little scientific attention has been given to the suite of …

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Wunambal Gaambera and Valperlon Working Towards Mining Agreement for Wuudagu Bauxite Project

The Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners and Perth based group Valperlon are working towardsa mining agreement to cover development of the proposed Wuudagu bauxite project on the northeastern coast of Wunambal Gaambera Country, North Kimberly, WA.The proposed bauxite export project, that could be operating from 2021 would involve surface mining,road haulage, product beneficiation, marine loading and …

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Cultural Tourism on Wunambal Gaambera Country

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people have an incredible success story. After launching the Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP) 2 years ago in 2017 – an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country – Wunambal Gaambera people are now managing and taking leadership in the multi-million-dollar tourism industry on their country. “With the UVP, our people …

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Carbon isotope analysis shows introduced bovines have broader dietary range than the largest native herbivores in an Australian tropical savanna: Dietary range of introduced and native herbivores

Angela M. Reid, Brett P. Murphy, Tom Vigilante, David M.J.S. BowmanNovember 2019 — Austral EcologyAccess the paper — DOI:10.1111/aec.12834 Australian savannas lack native megaherbivores (>500 kg body mass), but since the commencement of European colonisation in the 19th century bovine livestock, such as cattle (Bos sp.) and water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), have established large feral …

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WA Landcare Award

On Thursday 3 October WGAC won the Western Australia State Landcare Award for the Indigenous Land Management sector. WGAC is now a Finalist for the National Award. Bevan Stott, Desmond Williams and Catherine Goonack – pictured – attended the awards in Perth.“Congratulations and thank you for the hard work, effort and contribution by Wunambal Gaambera’s Uunguu …

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