The annual South Australian kangaroo survey began today, with an aerial count providing a snapshot of kangaroo populations across the state.
The survey covers an area of 211,000 square kilometres and will be conducted over a four week period. It is due to be completed around 18 July, weather conditions permitting.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources survey has been carried out since 1978 and provides valuable information on trends in kangaroo populations.
The survey covers pastoral and agricultural areas, starting between Burra and Renmark before moving north around the north east of the state.
The survey crew will then move to areas north of Port Augusta, covering pastoral lands on either side of the Flinders Ranges, then to the Gawler Ranges and Eyre Peninsula.