Kangaroo management in Victoria

Victorian kangaroo advocates, including the Australian Wildlife Shelters Coalition and the Australian Wildlife Protection Council, are currently preparing a comprehensive, evidence-based report on the treatment of kangaroos in Victoria.

Kangaroo ecology

Wildlife populations naturally respond to fluctuating environmental conditions and they depend on the “carrying capacity” of their habitat.

Kangaroos as ecosystem engineers

Kangaroos are ecosystem engineers, meaning that that contribute to the health of landscapes.

Estimating population sizes

IKPA believes that existing methods to estimate population sizes of kangaroo species across Australia, as implemented by governments, remain flawed, lack independence from managerial and stakeholder concerns...

Farmers coexisting with kangaroos

IKPA is supporting research at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at UTS that is tracing the resilience of livestock farms that coexist with kangaroos on their properties.

Kangaroo families

Kangaroos have evolved to become Australia’s top herbivore and largest marsupial, uniquely adapted to Australian ecosystems. Marsupials are pouched mammals

Kangaroo meat hygiene

Kangaroos are killed in the wild for their meat that is sold for both human and pet food consumption. Bush meats like kangaroo pose potential health risks.

Wildlife carers

Across Australia there are licensed wildlife carers who dedicate significant time, effort and resources into rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned kangaroos, many of whom are the victims of shooters.

Kangaroos and Indigenous Australians

Kangaroos are of significance to many Australians especially Indigenous Australians who hold deep kinship ties and traditional knowledge about them.