Assessing The Abundance And Impacts Of Feral Camels In The Great Victoria Desert
Paula J. Peeters, Scott Jennings, Raymond J. Carpenter, Geoff Axford
A report to the Aboriginal Lands Integrated Natural Resource Management Group
Natural Heritage Trust, Government of South Australia
Current camel density recorded for the Great Victoria Desert is already having a negative impact on the biodiversity values of the area. Full Image (32.57K)
The Department for Environment and Heritage SA initiated a joint project with the traditional owners of the Unnamed Conservation Park to investigate the potential impacts of camels in the Great Victoria Desert. Funding was provided by the Natural Heritage Trust via the Aboriginal Lands Integrated Natural Resource Management Group.
The main questions investigated by the study were: 1. What is the abundance and density of camels in the Great Victoria Desert, particularly in and around the Unnamed Conservation Park? 2. What are the environmental impacts of camels in this area?