Re: Removing birds from the Australian list

Subject: Re: Removing birds from the Australian list
From: (John Penhallurick)
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 1995 11:07:47 +1000

I still disagree.  The purpose of a list is to record information 
accurately.  I think your position would be tenable only if you refused to 
list ANY Introduced species.

Once you admit introduced species onto the list, logically you should treat 
them the same as native species.  If an introduced species was ever accepted 
as established, it's on the list.  If it later becomes extinct, in the 
interests of accuracy and completeness, then that should be recorded too.

John Penhallurick

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