Cox Scrub

Subject: Cox Scrub
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 18:58:02 +0930
Hi Ian & others,
This is very sad indeed. Cox Scrub was one of SA's last remaining
strongholds of the endangered parkeri race of Chestnut-rumped Heathwren as
well as the endangered intermedius race of Southern Emu-wren. The
conservation park covers around 700 ha, 500 ha of which appear to have been
destroyed. So it'd be fair to say there's no hope left for these birds.
Even more frustrating given that millions of $$ of funding are being poured
into recovery efforts for both species on surrounding farms, while one
poorly executed Department of Environment burn-off no doubt means that both
subspecies can now be written off. That was one burn-off too many.


Peter Waanders

Southern Birding Services

PO Box 2008, Berri SA 5343  Australia

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