RFI Vietnam

To: Rob Geraghty <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: RFI Vietnam
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 14:05:24 +1000
True, although I think there's more to it than merely informing them there are 
limits and protected species.  It would be a bit hard to accept that what was 
an essential food/income source in your country of origin is not to be touched 
here.  They must think we're crazy.

And, especially where the species are worth money, e.g. abalone, it is of 
course not restricted to "recent arrivals".

Peter Shute

Rob Geraghty wrote on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 12:25 PM:

> --- On Wed, 5/27/09, Helen Larson <> wrote:
>> Outside reserves, birds have largely been eaten (literally) and
>> hunting with rifle is a tourist sport in Tam Dao. I was very polite
>> to the 5 guys I met with rifles, they proudly showed me dead birds
>> and squirrel and half-dead ashy drongo.
> This seems to be a problem in many Asian countries.  I suspect that
> new immigrants to Australia from Asia need to be educated regarding
> the protected status of many birds and animals as well as size and
> catch limits on fish and... license requirements!
> I have seen many people of Asian descent fishing in Australia who
> clearly have no idea that there are any limits on size, species or
> quantity.  It's probable that they don't know most Australian birds
> and animals are also protected.  My wife is Chinese and her reaction
> to seeing many wild ducks on her first visit to Australia was "I want
> to eat them!".
> Mind you, neither am I impressed by born-and-bred Ozzies boasting
> about catching hundreds of fish they couldn't possibly eat and
> keeping them.  The abusive clearing of pipis, crabs, seaweed and
> other food sources have been responsible for many bird species
> struggling to survive.
> Rob
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
> send the message:
> unsubscribe
> (in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
> to: 

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

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: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU