Subject: birding-ethics/conservation
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 11:43:46 +1100 (EST)
I'd just like to echo Tony Palliser's closing words:

an Australian native bird hatches, what is the probability that it will ever
be taped out, pished out, spotlit or even have a pair of binoculars pointed
at it? Very small I should think, unless it's one of those over-exploited
populations that Tony mentioned.

on the other hand the chances that this bird will have a feral cat sink its
teeth into its neck, or have a bulldozer go through its habitat, or have its
habitat grazed flat by cattle or whatever is probably much greater, and
these eventualities are much more important for the bird, and the species, I


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

"We are not concerned with hopes and fears,
only with the truth as far as our reason permits
us to discover it." Charles Darwin


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