Hi John, and others
I’m not sure that money was actually
the problem – lack of birds and understanding the breeding system was….so
I fail to see how taking away potential breeders from the population would
benefit the cause……seems to be shooting one’s self in the
foot to me?? $1000 a pop would I suspect
barely even cover the cost of getting people to the island, let alone the
expense of downtime and having to manage the ‘visitors’. The resulting money I suspect would be
peanuts compared to the budget they have been working with, how about $10,000!
I seem to remember similar threads in the
past……and I’m not sure that ‘losers’ is a very
correct term for people you have slogged their guts out to save a species.
[ On Behalf Of John
Sent: Friday, 14 February 2003
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Funding for
L.Knight mentioned a truism, when he
mentioned an island which almost no-one is allowed to visit.
It strikes me that it would be
possible to put a few Kakapo on another island where birders and other
naturalists who are prepared to pay for the privilege (I'd gladly shell out
$1000) could be taken to view the bird under controlled conditions. This
would be a quick way of raising a lot of money for the Kakapo program.
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