Farming and cranes on the Atherton Tablelands, Australia

  title={Farming and cranes on the Atherton Tablelands, Australia},
  author={Timothy D. Nevard and Ian A. Leiper and George W. Archibald and Stephen Thomas Garnett},
  journal={Pacific Conservation Biology},
Australia’s two cranes, the brolga (Antigone rubicunda) and Australian sarus crane (Antigone antigone gillae), form dry-season flocks on the Atherton Tablelands in north Queensland, Australia, where they forage almost exclusively amongst planted crops. The long-term relationship between cranes and farmers is therefore critical to their conservation, especially as the cranes can sometimes cause significant economic damage to crops. We interviewed farmers to explore their current attitudes to… 

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