Birding Aus <>
peter crow <>
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:51:49 +1000
This is a commercial. Not a money-making one but one seeking
general support. In QLD and NSW stock routes, those tracks for
moving cattle and sheep over short or long distances, are under
threat of being sold off or leased out for grazing.
Intermittent grazing over the last century hasn’t greatly harmed
the native habitats in these areas but constant grazing can quickly
destroy all native grasses and herbage.
A coalition of groups including: BA. BQ. BOCA. Wildlife Qld. Nat
parks assoc etc etc are campaigning for the retention and
rehabilitation of stock routes.
At the weekend BQ camp at Blackbutt (Sth Qld) a group birded a
short distance of the Yarraman to Nanago SR identifying 83 species
of birds in a couple of hours suggesting that in that areas at
least the SR is a haven for wildlife.
Photos were taken showing the difference between habitats on the SR
and adjoining grazing land. Google "Stock Routes" for more. Write
or email the NSW or Qld Governments encouraging them to “do the
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: