Draft ACT cat plan released for public comment

To: 'Ryu Callaway' <>, 'Martin Butterfield' <>
Subject: Draft ACT cat plan released for public comment
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 05:28:22 +0000

Yes I noticed that too. Maybe an editing error and half a paragraph was accidentally deleted, but where “rosella” fits in or why rosellas are important, is strange.  Don’t quote it as “Philip’s numbers”. It is not my doing. Even so such things should be correct or the case is severely weakened. To that extent it is not inconsequential. I also suspect Barrat’s estimates are way overdone. And yes I believe cats are a real problem. Though their predation on native birds, native mammals, native reptiles and native frogs is not likely to be greater than the predation by native raptors, currawongs, butcherbirds, kookaburras, herons, snakes, etc.




From: Ryu Callaway [
Sent: Monday, 8 April, 2019 1:58 PM
To: Martin Butterfield; Philip Veerman
Cc: COG Chat
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Draft ACT cat plan released for public comment


Note Phillip's numbers all add up to 99000, so I suspect the press release should have said 100000 animals. Where 'rosella' came from we may never know.

The press release that mentions rosellas is from the conservation council, and is a reflection of their interpretation of the plan. It bears no effect on the draft ACT Government plan itself or the consultation, and I think the misleading figure is inconsequential.




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