South East Queensland has undergone major population growth in previous decades and during this time wildlife populations have been placed under increased pressure due to urban encroachment / development. There has been a documented decline in at least some populations of Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) in coastal areas where urbanisation is greatest; however there is currently no sound estimate of the extent of this decline across the region.
The SEQ Eastern grey kangaroo conservation project is exploring trends in kangaroo populations over a regional scale, and will explore in detail, the fate of one local population at USC’s Sippy Downs campus. The study is being conducted with a view to establishing recommendations for sustainable management of threatened populations of Eastern grey kangaroos in urban areas.
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