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Observations of the ecological impacts of Sambar Cervus unicolor in East Gippsland, Victoria, with reference to destruction of rainforest communities

Peel, Bill, Bilney, Rohan J. and Bilney, Roger J. 2005, Observations of the ecological impacts of Sambar Cervus unicolor in East Gippsland, Victoria, with reference to destruction of rainforest communities, The Victorian naturalist, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 189-200.

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Title Observations of the ecological impacts of Sambar Cervus unicolor in East Gippsland, Victoria, with reference to destruction of rainforest communities
Formatted title Observations of the ecological impacts of Sambar Cervus unicolor in East Gippsland, Victoria, with reference to destruction of rainforest communities
Author(s) Peel, Bill
Bilney, Rohan J.
Bilney, Roger J.
Journal name The Victorian naturalist
Volume number 122
Issue number 4
Start page 189
End page 200
Publisher Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0042-5184
Summary Damage caused by Sambar, particularly browsing, antler rubbing and physical removal of particular plant species, is resulting in serious ecological consequences. Threatening processes instigated or maintained by Sambar include: loss of individual taxa, altered vegetation structure and massive
widespread removal and prevention of regeneration, which is now resulting in the loss of plant communities in some areas. These observations are particularly disturbing, as it is apparent that Sambar are yet to reach their full ecological and population potential in south-eastern Australia. The destruction documented ill this article is now so widespread and so severe that in places it represents an ecological disaster for specific plant and animal species, ecological vegetation classes and floristic communities. We strongly recommend that Sambar in particular, and feral deer in general. should no longer be protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 so that control methods can be devised and implemented. It now appears that such measures will he essential for the long-term survival of some fragile plant species and communities in Victoria. (Title: Victorian Naturalist 122(4) 2005, 189-200
Language eng
Field of Research 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008858

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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