RE:Canada Geese

Subject: RE:Canada Geese
From: "Jill Molan" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:50:05 +1100
Following on this note from Craig Williams:
'2. I note that sociologist and collector (he doubles as a presenter on the
ABC show Collectors) Adrian Franklin has been working for some time on
what he argues are fascist tendencies in the environmental, and
conservation biology fields.  He asserts that it's all arbitrary about
what counts as nature and local and endemic and what does not count. I
believe he's presenting a paper called "Improper Nature: Species
Cleansing" or something similiar to the British Sociology Assoc soon. I
can't support such a line of argument however, and I think it's
ecologically ignorant.'

The idea does seem to be getting some currency. I can report that we had
rather a vile community argument here on the coast south of Sydney last
year, with the local bush regeneration group being painted (literally) as
'eco-nazis' at a local art exibition! The object of contention was a large
yucca plant which was pretty severely and unattractively cut back, but not

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