Recent articles have reported on both the environmental friendliness of kangaroo meat and the untapped prospects of 'roo tourism in the Land Down Under, with estimations that kangaroo viewing could become as popular as big game viewing in Africa.
Led by kangaroo expert Dr. David Croft, the Australian Wildlife Protection Council recently unveiled The Kangaroo Trail, which highlights the 50 best places in the country to see every 'roo species. Croft told the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) that he hopes the guide will be used by international visitors and locals alike. Kangaroo appreciation in native Australia is severely lacking, Croft believes.
"You can take the map in hand and you can see all of Australia, so it's showcasing our protected areas, our national parks, it's showcasing the diversity of our wildlife," he said in the ABC report. "Perhaps because I study their [kangaroos'] behavior, I saw them as individuals and personalities and I wanted people to share that."