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The future of the run country

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Kirkpatrick, JB and Jensen, AL and Bridle, K (2007) The future of the run country. In: People, sheep and nature conservation: the Tasmanian experience. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 183-207. ISBN 9780643093720

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Abstract

The interaction of wool growers with nature conservation bureaucrats has not always been happy, especially in relation to wildlife management. While clearance
of conservation-significant forest vegetation has been controlled on the runs, highly significant non-forest native vegetation remnants and wetlands are still being cleared, drained and cultivated, largely in response to recent inept political moves to control such clearance. Graziers distrust the ability of government
to understand the exigencies of their operations, and fear that they will be forced to subsidise the conservation costs of society in general. Realistic payment for ongoing conservation services combined with sympathetic regulation
appears to be a feasible solution. As shown here, such payments would not be so large as to render them impractical. Assuming no reversal of the ongoing decline in wool prices, wool-producing sheep may only continue to run in native pastures if premium markets are enticed through good story-lines based on accreditation of outstanding environmental practice. The potential for a good marketing story, based on reality, is certainly there. The mechanism of biodiversity plans integrated with property plans may help in both accreditation
and nature conservation.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Page Range: pp. 183-207
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© Jamie Kirkpatrick and Kerry Bridle 2007

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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