Re: Bushfires, Birdlife and Birds Australia

Subject: Re: Bushfires, Birdlife and Birds Australia
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 13:36:28 +1100
Chris makes some good points regarding arguments regarding hazard 
reduction reduction etc and the "blame" for fires.  This, however, is 
beside the point and not something that Birds Australia need not get 
involved in at this stage (if at all). 

All I'm suggesting is that there a lot of people out there (as evidenced 
by the public reaction during and after the NSW Christmas 2001 fires) that 
want to do something for displaced wildlife.  Surely Birds Australia can 
provide that information.  The problem is that people do not know it is 
there.  The same applies for the current drought situation.

I'm not suggesting BA launch into a "membership drive", I'm merely 
suggesting that getting out there in front of the public providing 
information about how to assist displaced wildlife (not entering into a 
debate about the fires) raises the public profile of Birds Australia. 
This, in turn, may have a long term benefit for membership.


David Geering

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