For Birding-Aus (fwd)

Subject: For Birding-Aus (fwd)
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:50:51 +1000 (EST)

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Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:19:03 +1000
From: Glen Ingram <>
To: Russell Woodford <>
Subject: For Birding-Aus

Dear Russell,

Do you think this is appropriate for Birding-Aus? It looks serious and some
of your subscribers probably help. Can you post it?

Best wishes


Brisbane, Australia.

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From: Rick Watson <>
To: SABirdNet List <>
Date: Friday, 12 June 1998 4:39
Subject: Introduction of Common Myna to Madagascar

>In response to a locust plague that is sweeping throught the southern
>half of Madagascar, someone has proposed introducing 10,000
>Common Mynas to the country to eat the locusts.  The Malagasy
>Department of Water and Forests has objected to the plan, but it is
>still receiving "review".  My colleagues with The Peregrine Fund
>Project in Madagascar want to be able to give an authoritive,
>scientifically sound argument against the idea, but they lack any
>specific citations of the impact of introduced Mynas on endemic
>birds.  They (we) don't have much time to collect this
>information (a few days at best), so I am putting this question to
>you ........ do you have any well documented information on the
>impact of introducing Mynas on endemic birds?
>Rick Watson
>Africa & Madagascar Programs
>The Peregrine Fund
>566 W. Flying Hawk Lane
>Boise, ID 83709, U.S.A.
>Tel: 208-362-3716
>Fax: 208-362-2376
>Visit our web site at

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