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A park with a kangaroo problem

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 April 2009

David Cheal
National Parks Service (Victoria), PO Box 41, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia.
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Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in Victoria, Australia, is a large reserve important for its vegetation communities, These were once extensive in the region, but are now reduced to remnants due to clearance for agriculture. The vegetation in the Park has suffered from overgrazing, and the rehabilitation programme includes culling kangaroos. Population management of this kind often generates controversy, and the author, a research botanist, explains why it is necessary in this Park.

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