Qld Eastern Bristlebird Breeding ProgramAxed

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Subject: Qld Eastern Bristlebird Breeding ProgramAxed
From: Burnice Starkey <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 02:53:50 +0000
More assistance required!!

In response to Inge's call for community help I'd like to add:

Last night, at the Brisbane Bushwalker Club meeting, where approximately 100 
members attended, I delivered an educational presentation about the EBB, it's 
demise, threats and habitat requirements. I then charged the walkers with the 
challenge to go out and discover new suitable terrain where the bird maybe 
living unknown to us. I asked that they also help in our volunteer group headed 
by Sheena Gillman, to assist in vegetation maintenance and survey work.

Furthermore, I have been asked to write a similar piece for Qld Bushwalkers 
Association to attract yet a larger population.

Through Sheena, farmers are being educated on habitat and improved fire 
regimes. Private landowners are helping enormously.

Nevertheless, what good will this all do, if we do have suitable habitat and no 
birds left to re-introduce!!

We need to continue to pressure State and Fed Gov to budget for the captive 
breeding program.  John Young aptly stated: the taxpayers money has been spent, 
just a little more cash would keep it going on the desired track. The goals 
were achieved on a small scale The program was a success and now we are going 
back to weeding. Madness.

Condamine Alliance which gained funding for the EBB project budgeted under the 
misinformation that the breeding would continue through other(State) funding.  
Therefore, only $5000 was allocated to the said program. With the axing of the 
David Fleay's Park work an enormous hole has appeared in the planning.

I say pressure State and Fed Gov to readdress this.

Or will they be held responsible for the extinction of a species??

Don't let it happen.

Happy Birding


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