These interviews illustrate the views and describe first-hand experiences of a range of Australians managing feral camels.
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|This short film provides an overview of the project, through the eyes of a range of people affected by feral camels.|
More detailed interviews with each person are available below:
Professor Don Waller from the University of Wisconsin met with members of the AFCMP on-ground monitoring group and looked at the damage feral camels cause to native vegetation. Don talks about the visit, and his perspectives on monitoring and managing browse damage in the US and Australia.
Butler Landy, Chairperson for the Western Desert Land Corporation, talks about the impact of camels on the waterholes, vegetation and sites of cultural significance at Nullagine on Martu country.
Robin Mills, pastoralist on Warrawagine Station in WA, talks about the effects of camels on his property and about how he's worked with many people in the area for a solution.
Ashley and Lyndee Severin of Curtin Springs Station, NT, talk about the impact of camels on the environment, their infrastructure, and their business. Curtin Springs Station is a one million hectare property located between Alice Springs and Uluru.
Dr Glenn Edwards, Principal Scientist with NT Department of Natural Resources, the Environment, Arts and Sport in Alice Springs, talks about the sudden growth in camel numbers, how much of Australia they cover, and the different impacts they have.
Lauren Brisbane, Chair of the Australian Camel Industry Association, talks about the potential for further development of the camel industry in Australia and about some camel products and the markets for them.
David Hewitt, AM, talks about the changes he's seen over the last 40 years in the camel populations of central Australia and the damage they are wreaking.
Peter See, Director of Land programs at Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, talks about the impact of camels on Martu people, and on the process of negotiating a management plan that Martu agreed with.
Jan Ferguson, Managing Director of Ninti One Limited, the organisation responsible for the Australian Feral Camel Management Project, talks about what the project is doing to manage the problem of feral camels.