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Outback needs new influx of residents

Outback needs new influx of residents

Updated 24 April 2014, 18:30 AEST

The Australian outback is not a dusty, golden ghost .

.. a relic of the 19th century, increasingly empty of people.

Rather it's an economic and conservation opportunity for the 21st century - but only IF people can be put back into the landscape to manage it.

That's the vision for a 'modern' outback from Australian zoologist, Dr. Barry Traill who says that in some outback areas, the golden age of pastoralism is over.

Presenter: Gregg Borschmann

Speaker: Dr. Barry Traill, zoologist & director, Outback to Oceans Program, Pew Chartiable Trusts

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