Pied oystercatchers 4x4s on beaches.

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Subject: Pied oystercatchers 4x4s on beaches.
From: "Antony Day" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 14:48:03 +1000
During a trip to Myall lakes north of Newcastle earlier this year, I was
disturbed to see the beaches there , which I had imagined to be pristine,
turned into a 4x4 highway.
There was no time to sit and take in the view and the birdlife , one was
constantly dodging 4x4's. I know that in South Africa where I come from, the
African Black Oystercatcher's habitat is virtually the same territory that
4x4 owners ride roughshod over so there is legislation proposed to try and
keep these lumbering monstrosities off our beaches. My question ( at last )
is , what legislation is there to keep 4x4 owners off the beaches here and
if there is ,is it enforced to any degree . Is the Pied Oystercatcher
threatened due to 4x4 traffic?
Antony Day

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