Sheena Gillman <>, Elliot Leach <>
martin cachard <>
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:50:03 +0000
Thanks for your very alarming note - needless to say, I am devastated to hear
of such appalling behaviour.
I guess I was really only interested in starting and continuing this thread for
the benefit of others in their future searches for this severely
I agree fully with Sheena that there should be some discretion shown with any
public on-line comments made on this species given that such threats are
possible, no matter how unlikely they may be to actually eventuate. Therefore I
will not be personally adding to this thread after this post.
What is this world coming to...??!!
Subject: E H/E
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:45:46 +1000
Good morning fine men I lived for many years in the Whitsundays and spent many
a good weekend in Eungella. I met people looking for E H/E fairly often. You
may not know that not too far back, a couple of people from Europe (Slavs’?)
were found looking for E H/Es to trap. I have been advised local people are
very concerned about the level of detail being provided on the birding-aus
forum, describing exactly where birds are and which trees they forage in. I
expect of course the poachers didn’t capture any – my recollection was birders
were lucky to see them, never mind have one in the hand like Mc Leays H/Es at
the café on Mt Spec. However, I don’t have that detail. I am copying to the
birding-aus admin’, clearly their discretion; I wonder if this type of
dialogue should occur between interested individuals off line from birding-aus?
As much as we all want to see these iconic birds, species like E H/E have a
price on the international market – nothing we do should place them at risk.
Unfortunately logging is occurring in Crediton Forest, another blow to the
integrity of adjacent Eungella NP and the well-being of a honey eater with such
a restricted range. Best regards to both Sheena(Conservation at BSQ)
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