What the hell is a banteng?

21 02 2011

A few years ago (ok, 6 years), ABC‘s Catalyst did a piece on our banteng research programme in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park in the Northern Territory. The show basically talks about the conservation and management conundrum of having a successful feral species in Australia that is also highly endangered in its native range (South East Asia). Do we shoot them all, or legislate them as an endangered species? It’s for Australians to decide.

I finally got around to uploading it on Youtube. I hope I haven’t contravened some copyright law, but I figure after such a lag, no one will care. I await the imminent contradiction from the ABC’s lawyers…

I hope you enjoy.

For the scientific papers arising from the work, see:

CJA Bradshaw

P.S. Thanks to host Paul Willis (@Fossilcrox) for putting together such a great little exposé of our research.



4 responses

12 07 2019
“Overabundant” wildlife usually isn’t | ConservationBytes.com

[…] for a host of actual pest species (introduced/feral/invasive), — for example, buffalo, to banteng, to rabbits — I can assure you that even when you have a clear case of ecological or economic […]


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