Rare Woodpecker Sends Town Running for Chain Saws

To: "'Graham Buchan'" <>, "'Tom Tarrant'" <>, "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Rare Woodpecker Sends Town Running for Chain Saws
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 18:32:12 +1000

A few dollars rate reduction each year may not stack up to the many
thousands or hundreds of thousands or more of dollars they can make by
selling or developing the land unhindered. It appears from the article
that certain trees have been protected for many years by some sort of
legislation. Touch that hip pocket nerve though of some people and boyo
both the gods and devils had better watch out. My observation is that
some people can be easily reasoned with, most will go along with
whatever grudgingly and some need the biggest bloody stick you can
threaten the buggers with.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Graham Buchan
Sent: Monday, 9 October 2006 4:02 PM
To: Tom Tarrant; Birding-aus
Subject: Rare Woodpecker Sends Town Running for Chain


This is one of those awful examples of the use of sticks and no carrots
protection by fiat often backfires. If the woodpeckers are on your
you should be rewarded in some way eg rates reduction not punished by
your property declared a protected habitat with no compensation!

The road to hell is paved with good intentions!

Let's hope they review their approach...



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