Night Parrot Killed by Feral Cat

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Subject: Night Parrot Killed by Feral Cat
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:28:00 +1000
News of this incident has been picked up by the wider media:
I make the point in this article that the issue at hand is more
immediate than the wider issue of the need to control feral cat
populations. We do not know if this species is more widespread than is
presently known or if John Young's south-west Queensland population is
tiny, remnant and isolated. John undoubtedly has the interests of the
parrots at heart and is working hard to protect the birds. It is time,
however, for the Queensland Government, possibly with assistance from
Canberra, to intervene and take charge of the situation. The parrots
belong to no individual. We know that feral cats are killing Night
Parrots in what could be a threatened remnant population. It is simply
not good enough that the problem is left in the hands of individuals
and private companies to deal with.  Government authorities have
legal responsibilities to act and they need to do so, now.

Greg Roberts
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