The privatisation of the wetlands

To: "martin butterfield" <>
Subject: The privatisation of the wetlands
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 10:49:41 +1100

Ah, the little-understood economics of the tick.  Some people do not know value when they see it.  It has been calculated that, with the cost of fuel, accommodation and binoculars insurance, after the first 350 (more accessible) species each further Australian species costs an average of $A327 per tick.  And they call it an inexpensive hobby ...




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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, 8 March 2008 6:05 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] The privatisation of the wetlands


Are you open to negotiation?  The specimen shown has been ticked so is really only worth a fiver (although a Wednesday Walk may manage to cooperatively scape up $10) and anything in a cage is beneath contempt. 


A guaranteed Pied Butcherbird in the ACT (and I am almost at the point of not being too sniffy in the matter of cages for that species) would be worth about $7.85 if only to save the petrol of continuing to dip on them at various spots. Possibly Mr Antram and My Fraser may also wish to contrbute to that one.


Needless to say these are personal opinions and do not commit the CPA to any funding proposals.



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