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Description - People, Sheep and Nature Conservation by Jamie Kirkpatrick

With almost half a million people and more than six times as many sheep, Tasmania has a rich history of wool production. In the drier parts of the island, graziers raise sheep partly using the native vegetation on their extensive runs. People, Sheep and Nature Conservation explores this use of the run country and the interaction of graziers, sheep and nature. Other topics covered include how graziers manage the runs for profit, how they feel about nature and manage their properties for conservation, how sheep interact with native animals and plants on the runs, and the implications of the ongoing loss of run country to clearance and inundation. In an unusual combination of history, geography, social science, ecological science and policy analysis, this entertaining and well-illustrated book uses the vivid words of the graziers, historical sources and the results of contemporary research to provide some insight into these issues. Although a Tasmanian story, it will resonate more widely, as the integration of production and nature conservation within complex societies, cultures and economies is an outcome desired on a global scale.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780643093720
ISBN-10: 0643093729
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: CSIRO Publishing
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publish Date: 26-May-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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