Re: Wildlife Harvesting; Wildlife Export

To: Steve Murphy <>
Subject: Re: Wildlife Harvesting; Wildlife Export
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 20:05:19 -0700
Steve Murphy wrote:

> I should clarify the point I was trying to make...
> For some species (not just birds) it would be possible to satiate a
> poacher-driven market by harvesting so-called excess prodution - i.e. those
> individuals which are produced but usually fall by the wayside because of
> ecological factors. I don't know of any examples of this which involve
> threatened species, but the same principle applies to the large scale
> harvest of at least three macropod species throughout Australia.
I was wondering when someone would bring up 'roo harvesting.Now, what
about 'roo <farming>?
> The other scenario is to harvest an initial founder population (and
> genetically 'barcode' them) for propagation in captivity (i.e. like the
> Wollemi pine). This does have problems though, as has already been pointed
> out. i.e. the propagation expertise for many rare and threatened species is
> lacking.
It is also being done for emus, and I believe a lot of aviculturalists
are having to "prove" that their stock was bred by them, through genetic

Anne & Roger A. Green, Atriplex Services, Morgan, Sth.Australia
Environmental Consultants & Native Plant Nursery.

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