I hope I got the following summary of the interview on Qld ABC local radio
Executive Director Of Qld Parks and Wildlife Service (Ian McPhail) and
Qld convenor for Birds Aust (John Nott) were interviewed for
Only 12 of the 42 birds have so far been
The permit did set out that collected birds were spread out over a
i.e. no one area was to be targeted etc.
collecting permits for Research were processed as a routine
QP&WS will now be setting up some sort of Ethics Committee
(as CSIRO and Qld
Museum have) and also specifying how birds may be collected
All permits will have to be approved by a senior (Head office
person...not the Minister.
They will probably involve Birds
Australia and others from now on.
The discussion of course jumped around
a bit and 1/2 way thru one answer
they often diverted onto another
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld. Australia
subscribe to the Qld Environment Minister's media statements, so I
something to be issued soon.
All Gov't statements are available http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/