Video What have we got here: feral goats

TLF ID M018248

This three and a half minute snapshot video looks at the environmental impacts of feral goats in the western NSW region of the Murray-Darling Basin. The video looks at the problems created by the estimated 2.5 million feral goats in western NSW such as native vegetation destruction, soil compaction and erosion. It explains that feral goat populations could be controlled by filling in dams or fencing off watering points. The video is one of ten in the series 'What have we got here? with Dr Dave - Series 2'.

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Educational value
  • This resource may be of some value due to its relevance to a content description in the Biological sciences sub-strand of the year 7 science curriculum. This case study shows how feral goats impact on the ecosystem and food availability for native species.
  • This resource may be of some value in the sustainability cross-curriculum priority in that it shows the destruction feral goats can cause to ecosystems. It provides a case study about the importance of preserving or restoring the environment for a sustainable future.
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
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  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Video
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