Funding for the Kakapo

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Funding for the Kakapo
From: "Brent Stephenson" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:15:08 +1300

Ok, I realise I may have misconstrued L’s comment, sorry L, a bit slow this morning…


However, the first part of my email still stands……  Based on John’s theory, when Night Parrot is rediscovered, they will whisk a couple away to somewhere where we can all cue up and shell out $1000 to see them – can’t wait!  I’m all for seeing rare/endangered birds, but at the cost of the species’ survival….hmm, surely you don’t have to think too long about that one!


And the stoat thing is their concern that someone might introduce them (sabotage or stupidity).  There was a recent scare with another offshore island, Kapiti Island, where someone had supposedly liberated brush-tailed possums back on the island – they were eradicated in the 1980’s after a LOT of intensive work.  It seems this may have been a hoax, but still costs a lot of money to investigate and disprove.


Brent Stephenson

Eco-Vista: Photography & Research + Wrybill Tours, NZ



-----Original Message-----
From: [ On Behalf Of Bill Stent
Friday, 14 February 2003 10:20 a.m.
Cc: Birding-Aus (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Funding for the Kakapo


I think that Lauie was referring to people who missed the show as "losers" rather than the heroes who have saved the kakapo...


Aragorn the Arrogant  (Bill Stent)


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