[Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] A wake-up call]

Subject: [Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] A wake-up call]
From: mark kliene <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 12:33:48 +1000
What a joke eh?!
It is ironic how so much effort both financial and in-kind from public and private sectors, could and can be eliminated from the scheme and leaps in advancement deteriorate before our eyes by bungled government decision- making.
What does it take to make a lasting influence, after such a labourious infiltration of conservation ideals, education and resourcefulness upon the general public(and government), over decades.
To the easily frustrated, it could all seem a waste of time - but it isn't!
I.E. a classic example is the degradation of SE form of Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
breeding habitat...likened to undoing shoelaces...


Mark Kliene.

Peter Waanders wrote:

Hi all, I thought I'd share the following with you.During the previous week, reading Wingspan, the Australian newspaper, watching the ABC news, and from other sources of information, I collected the following bits of information.* Clearing controls in Qld stalled - land clearing continues.* Bird numbers continue to drop in remnant vegetation.* Japanese start public relations campaign justifying killing whales.* Stronghold of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos in SE makes way for bluegum plantation.* SA state government strapped for cash - no additional funding for the River Murray despite the rhetoric.* SA state government confirmed it will consider mining in National Parks. A review of the formal status of National Parks to for this purpose is expected. On the latter issue, my wife commented "surely there will be mass demonstrations when they start digging up National Parks?" I don't think too many people would care. As long as they can watch their football, have their meat pies, and drive around in their Holden cars, I don't see the people of Adelaide taking to the streets about anything. There was hardly a public outcry when budget cuts were delivered (again) to hospitals and education, something you'd expect to be closer to the majority of people than the environment. Have a nice day. Peter Waanders website: The information in this e-mail may be confidential and/or legally
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