Re: Removing birds from the Australian list

Subject: Re: Removing birds from the Australian list
From: Rafael Furniss <>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:12:02 +1000 (EST)

By leaving an extinct introduced species on the Australian checklist, too much 
emphasis is placed on the factors that caused it's extinction, as opposed 
to those factors that cause the extinction of a native species. Unless 
the same factors that cause an int. species to snuff it also detrimentally 
affect native species, then I think that they are of little relevance. 
Living int. species stay on because their affect on natives can be 
seen, but once they're gone, I still say remove them. And no, they 
shouldn't be treated as natives, because they are never benign.


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