Bird Licencing Review

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Bird Licencing Review
From: Laurie&Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 17:46:01 +1000
No JAG, you don't need to take Eggy down to the transport department to get her
flyer's licence ...

There's an item in today's SMH on this topic which may be of interest to people

I have appended the NPWS blurb ...

Review of NSW bird licensing systems 

Under the current licensing system for bird keepers in NSW, anyone can hold up
to 19 endangered or protected birds without a licence. Some people have abused
this, with birds that have been illegally trapped or stolen in other parts of
Australia resurfacing legally in NSW.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has reviewed bird licensing systems
across Australia, and is now proposing new systems for NSW. The proposal is
designed to make it easier for the NPWS to detect illegal trapping of birds,
especially for species of major conservation concern. However, the new systems
should not penalise the thousands of people who keep just one native bird as a
pet. The NPWS hopes to introduce the new licensing systems from 1 October 2002.
You can download a discussion paper about the proposal at the bottom of this
page. The discussion paper is on public exhibition until 31 July 2002, and you
can tell us what you think by sending us a submission. 

You can email us your submission, fax it to 02 9585 6401, or send it to:
Bird Licensing Review
Biodiversity Research and Management Division
PO Box 1967
Hurstville NSW 2220.
All submissions must be received by 31 July 2002.
For more information, ring Jeff Hardy on 02 9585 6481, or Robyn
Young on 02 9585 6480.

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