Re: Blackall Range Albert Lyrebird

Subject: Re: Blackall Range Albert Lyrebird
From: "Andrew Noosa" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:58:45 +1000
Hi David
Sorry for the delay in thanking you for your previous post which was very interesting. As you might have guessed, this idea is no more than hypothetical at this stage. If conditions are right, however, hypotheses can develop into reality. I can see what you say about a huge number of considerations involved. But I have to admit that, from time to time, I look at the achievements of our underfunded state conservation agencies and wonder whether the bureaucratic "look at every angle" model has served conservation well in this country. It is trendy now for economic development to be "fast-tracked" by governments. Why shouldn't some conservation work get that treatment too? Reintroducing the Albert lyrebird to any area they were quite recently driven from is a far cry from introducing a South American toad species to help with pest control, isn't it? What do other members think? Is "paralysis by analysis" a problem in today's conservation work?
Thanks again for your references, David, and the benefit of your comment.

Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: Blackall Range Albert Lyrebird
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:11:50 +1000

Without trying to be rude ... is this proposal (Would it be beneficial to transfer some to the Conondales) serious or are we just dealing with hypotheticals?

If it is serious there are a huge number of considerations (legal,
ecological and ethical) that would need to be addressed before any
translocation of birds were to take place (at least there would be in


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