Responsibility for Night Parrot conservation

To: Graeme Chapman <>
Subject: Responsibility for Night Parrot conservation
From: John Harris <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:25:27 +1100
you make many good points but I hae to correct one of them. Jeff Kennett
used the term "trumped up corella" when describing OBP's......

and to answer another point you raised, there are still staff at Moggill,
trying their best with what they have got!!


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*John Harris BASc, GDipEd*
*Croydon, Vic*
* Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty LtdPrincipal Ecologist/Zoologist*
*Nature Photographer*
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On 25 February 2015 at 12:21, Graeme Chapman <
> wrote:

> Hello Shirley,
> From your comments it's clear where you stand on this issue.
> I'd just like to comment on your last paragraph.
> "The conservation of the Night Parrot is, in the present case, the
> responsibility of the Queensland Wildlife authorities ...."     - agreed,
> however it's your "for better or worse" that worries me, particularly the
> "worse"'.  Just "allow them to get on with it" is not good enough. Would
> they?
> First of all do Qld National Parks and Wildlife currently employ anyone
> who knows anything about Night Parrots? I doubt it, but perhaps someone
> from Moggil might care to comment, that is if there is actually anybody
> left there.
> Would they actually employ people, not just a leader but a proper research
> group? No! Because they haven't got the money. It would cost millions.
> Could they even find anyone of the calibre, dedication and field expertise
> of John? I doubt it.
> In recent years governments of all persuasions ( except perhaps in W.A.)
> are bashing the environment, because they can.
> As far as the lawyers and accountants that run this world are concerned
> the Night Parrot might just as well be another "jumped-up Corella"!
> Maybe we should all put our money where our mouth is and support private
> enterprise - like AWC and Bush Heritage - Governments are all too busy with
> the increase in human population and funding the necessary infrastructure
> such as boring tunnels under our major cities.
> And you wonder where all the money goes these days.
> Yours
> A disillusioned senior citizen.
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