re: Codes of ethics
"Jim Lane" <>
Thu, 13 Mar 97 11:00:41 EST
i don't have them at the office with me to check but these sound very much
like the code established by the American Birding Association (ABA) over
here on the other side of the world. they seem very commonsensical to me.
From: "Stuart, Alan AD" <>, on 13/03/97 09:57:
To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
The Hunter Bird Observer Club has a code of ethics for birdwatching.
Following on from the recent discussions about ethics, I thought I'd
share HBOC's code with you. As I recall, it is an adaptation from some
other club's code of ethics.
1. The welfare of birds must come first.
2. Habitat must be protected.
3. Nests, eggs and the immediate vicinity must not be disturbed.
4. Keep disturbance of birds and their habitat to a minimum.
5. Abide by the bird protection laws at all times.
6. Keep your pets at home.
7. When you find a rare bird, think carefully about whom you should
8. Make your records available to the local bird recorder.
9. Respect the rights of land owners.
10.Respect the rights of other people in the countryside.
11.Be an ambassador for birdwatchers generally. We do not want to be
unwelcomed in the future.
These principles are deliberately short and to the point, on the basis
that they are therefore more likely to be remembered by our members, and
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