I wonder, is the perception of this group that they really are exceptionally
good conservation practitioners?
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> On 8 Dec 2015, at 11:23 am, Ian May <> wrote:
> Me too Fred. I now wish there was an alternative, just like the old BOCA to
> join. Somehow BOCA conservation drives seemed linked more to the genuine
> needs of birds compared to the current situation. I feel guilty about my
> negative thoughts on this subject but now, whenever I see a new request for
> conservation funding support, I cant help asking "who are the human
> beneficiaries"? before I ask the more important question, is this cause
> Ian May
> Fred Mack wrote:
>> "With numbers down 84%... how long before the Lesser Sand Plover is extinct?
>> "This Silent Shorebirds Crisis can't continue."
>> Silent crisis? seriously, it's been at the forefront of ornithology for 10
>> years hasn't it... are BirdLife Australia just realizing this?.. and is this
>> actually true? Given these people have recently said in similar marketing
>> 90% of Australia's woodlands have been cleared in the past few decades, we
>> need to protect private land for Mallee- Emu-wrens (they never occured on
>> private land as far as I know) and Magpies are going extinct, you have to
>> I've supported this organization in the past to the tune of tens of
>> thousands and all I get is constant negative doomsday marketing trying to
>> guilt me into things. They must send me a dozen a year. Add to that a
>> massive and insultingly invasive, "supporter survey" asking me everything
>> from my income to where live!
>> These people do wonderful actual conservation and research work - I know I
>> help with much of it and they are great! but for god's sake who is running
>> this organization these days?
>> Is anyone else totally sick of them or is it just me?
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