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.
For more information on identifying Eastern grey kangaroos please download the EGK ID Factsheet (PDF 412KB).
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