Reserves- Extinction

To: "'boy nature'" <>, <>
Subject: Reserves- Extinction
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 17:57:29 +1000
Fortunately, at this point in history it is overstating the problem to say that most small mammals have gone extinct, over this massive, massive continent. Some have and others have suffered a greatly reduced geographical range. Australia has a particularly bad record in this. But taking the word "most" to at a minimum suggest a majority - at least half - we are not that bad yet.
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Reserves- Extinction


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From: boy nature

Sent: 05/06/13 12:26 PM


Subject: Reserves- Extinction

After reading the Australian Geographic of 2003, I reorganised my thoughts on conservation. When you think about it most small mammals have gone extinct, over this massive, massive continent. I believe it is time to say, enough is enough. WA has good examples in Shark Bay with Faure Island, Francios Peron Penninsula & Heirisson Prong, where areas are set aside for conservation, eradicating pests & reintroducing native animals.
I believe this is no solution.
But the time is beyond past, and we need to ensure last populations survive, at least until we find better solutions.
Possible examples of WA's good examples are
Guerilla island- Burrewarra point- fence off
The two islands on Lake burley griffin.



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