crocodiles and birdwatchers

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Subject: crocodiles and birdwatchers
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 00 06:22:50 +0000
Hello All
One of the Birding Aus members alerted me to the fact that some operators 
of tour boats on the lower Mary River are still ramming crocodiles (to 
'give visitors a thrill' as one once put it), and I've since heard from 
another operator that at least two tours in this area indulge in such 
behaviour regularly.   

I ask fellow birdwatchers to check with tour operators to ensure they 
don't behave in this manner.  I'd also suggest that people report such 
activities to NT tourism and conservation authorities, but since they've 
not taken any action in the past I doubt they'd do anything now.  A 
letter to a newpaper such as 'The Australian' or 'Age' will help inform 
other travellers.


Denise Goodfellow (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)
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