People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: The Tasmanian Experience

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Csiro Publishing, 2007 - Nature - 250 pages
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 Conservationexplores 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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Chapter 1 History
Chapter 2 Managing the run country for production
Chapter 3 Conserving on the run country
Chapter 4 Trees on the run
Chapter 5 Sheep and nature on the run country
Chapter 6 Run country on the run
Chapter 7 The future of the run country
Chapter 8 Some overall conclusions

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