Tassie foxes...A Politician's Response

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Subject: Tassie foxes...A Politician's Response
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 18:01:14 +1100
Foxes are obvious threats and I hope to be talking to David
Kemp about that soon.

But bumblebees are also being released deliberately and
doing damage. This from the Enviroweeds mailing list.

The sender is: 

"In the latest edition of Austral Ecology (Vol 27, No 2,
April 2002), there is an article titled:
Extent of invasion of Tasmanian native vegetation by the
exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apoidea: Apidae), by
Hingston et al.

The paper looks at the invasion of native vegetation in
Tasmania by the
bumblebee since its first sighting in Hobart 9 years ago."

It's everywhere and ought to have been stopped earlier. And
should be stopped now in mainland Aus. But there are people
who think it would just be great for fertilising hot house

Michael Norris
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