Nicely put, Jill !!!!
> Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:46:35 +1000
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Leg Flagging/Banding
> Hi Everyone,
> Governments do not listen to emotional and unsubstantiated information.
> They require proof before they will act. So how do you get proof that
> birds migrate? You band them, acquire information, and then you go back
> to the government, plus the overseas governments where the birds spend
> time during their migrations. Only then does the fight begin for the
> conservation of birds through their flyways. And this is only the first
> step in acquiring knowledge about bird migration patterns. Many of the
> conservation plans in place now for birds came about as a result of
> banding information.
> Jill Dening
> Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
> 26° 51' 41"S 152° 56' 00"E
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