Commercial harvesting of Kangaroos in Australia

by Tony Pople and Gordon Grigg
Department of Zoology, The University of Queensland
for Environment Australia, August 1999
Chapters 10,11,12 and 13 and Appendix 1 provided by staff at Environment Australia

Table 3. Comparison of correction factors developed for 200 m strip transect counts using the same fixed-wing aircraft aerial survey method (see text).

Open refers to grassland and open shrubland; wooded refers to vegetation ranging from low open woodland to woodland, and includes mulga tall shrubland.

Source Habitat Red kangaroos Eastern grey kangaroos Western grey kangaroos Common wallaroos
Bailey (1971) open 1.8 - - -
Caughley et al. (1976) open 2.3 - - -
Caughley et al. (1976) wooded 2.4 - - -
Short & Bayliss (1985) open 1.8 - 4.8 -
Short and Bayliss (1985) wooded 2.8 - 16.7 -
Short & Hone (1988) open 2.5 - 5.9 11.1
Southwell et al. (1986) open 1.8 - - 3.9
Southwell et al. (1986) wooded 4.2 - - 23.3
Grice et al. (1990) wooded 3.8 3.5 - -
Southwell (1993) wooded 2.3 - - -
Longreach * open 1.7 10.1 - 3.8
Windorah * open 3.1 9.5 - -
Blackall * open/wooded 2.6 5.0 - 4.1
Charleville * wooded 3.1 5.1 - 4.8
Bollon * wooded 1.8 4.0 - -
Roma * wooded 0.7 3.4 - -
Goondiwindi * wooded - 7.6 - -

* Pople et al. (1993,1998).