Aerial Surveys Have Begun to Track the Kangaroo Population

June 30, 2023 5:43 am in by

Aerial surveys by the Department for Environment and Water to track the kangaroo population have begun.

These surveys continue until July 21, covering various regions like Southern Flinders and the Yorke Mid North.

The department aims to collect vital data on kangaroo numbers and also identify invasive species.

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With above-average rainfall in recent years, the kangaroo population has soared from 2.8 million to nearly 4 million.

The surveys will inform harvest quotas for the commercial kangaroo industry.

Additionally, non-native animals such as goats, camels, deer, pigs, and donkeys are also counted to assist with landscape management and pest control.

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