For those of you who like to follow the news

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Subject: For those of you who like to follow the news
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 17:22:15 +1000
Philip A. Veerman wrote:
> So someone says "an introduced bird that has decimated native species
> in southeast Australia" Whatever does this mean? Decimation (killing
> 10% of the population) has almost no impact on natural populations,
> unless it is done repeatedly (for example several times per year).
> "Decimation" is used as an ignorant substitute for "Devastation". The
> spread of this species is of concern. Even so, it is very difficult to
> demonstrate conclusively with real data, a cause and effect that this
> species has the bad impact it is credited with, even though casual
> observation strongly suggests it.

Perhaps you might like to take that point up with the Adelaide

Regards, Laurie.
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