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Rangelands include all those environments where natural ecological processes predominate and where values and benefits are based primarily on natural resources. They are areas which have not been intensively developed for primary production. The rangelands of the semi-arid and arid zones cover approximately 75 per cent of the Australian continent and equate broadly with the ‘Outback’. However, rangelands also occur in higher rainfall areas where limitations other than rainfall restrict use to management of the natural landscape.

The Australian Rangeland Society aims to promote the science and art of rangeland management and to foster dialogue between all those with related interests, both nationally and internationally. A full statement of the Society’s objectives may found in the Articles and Memorandum of Association.


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  • CSIRO Publishing-The Rangeland Journal Prizes

    At the biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, CSIRO Publishing and The Rangeland Journal jointly sponsor prizes for the Best Poster and the Best Oral Presentation for work relevant to the interests and scope of the journal.
    Posters and oral papers presented at the 2019 Conference were assessed by the society’s publishing committee, comprising the Editor-in-Chief of the journal and their nominees. Winners were announced at the close of the conference

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  • International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Initiative

    The UN General Assembly announced the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. Several global organizations are collaborating to create an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists to highlight the importance of combating rangeland desertification, land degradation, and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism.

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  • Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020

    The Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020, themed Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods, will be held in Nairobi Kenya on October 24 to 30, 2020 .

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