Another bivalve victim

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Another bivalve victim
From: Steven Creber <>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:57:09 +1100
We know there is a decline. We know where the migration routes and feeding 
grounds are. Banding has done its job it that respect. Are we going to keep 
banding Red Knot when there are a dozen birds left in the wild? Enthusiastic 
amateurs indulging their hobby of banding birds in the name of science might be 
spending their time more profitably campaigning to save the Cheetham Saltworks 
from development, for example.

On 24/02/2013, at 2:52 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> I don't think anyone has ever claimed that banding will itself halt any 
> declines. I was under the impression it was about proving that there is a 
> decline and where the birds routes and feeding grounds are.
> Could anyone ever claim that a particular wetland deserves protection if they 
> had no idea what effect its availability has on any species? Perhaps things 
> would be far worse than they are without the data we have.
> Peter Shute
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