Bell Miners

Subject: Bell Miners
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:19:00 +1100
On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 12:34:41PM +1100,  wrote:
> I'm a little surprised DEC is allowing Bell Miners to be culled, when
> its uncertain it'll have benefits - unless this removal is part of a
> systematic effort to gain more data (not mentioned in the SMH piece).

Jim Shields dropped me a nice note pointing out Mandeni culling is part
of an extensive research program & they've already seen an increase in
bird diversity.  There was a mention of the research in the SMH piece
which I missed as I read it over breakfast.

[ and if you wondering why I repeated info in Paul McDonald's (more
informed) e-mail, its because I only saw his reply after I sent my
e-mail ]


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