Re: birding-aus Wildlife Corridors in Suburbia

To: Nigel Sterpin <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Wildlife Corridors in Suburbia
From: "M. Scott O'Keeffe" <>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 19:29:19 +1000
Nigel Sterpin wrote:
> I hear people complaining about the destruction that farmers are doing
> to native bushland, yet what about us city folk?
> My point about the Elm trees is that we talk about 'corridors' and
> their importance, yet what about our own backyard in Suburbia?
> Is it possible that someone could provide a 'scientific' explanation
> as to what benefit to nomadic birds/animals native plants in Suburbia
> would provide (ie: in simple terms moving East-West or North-South) if
> they were in place of exotics currently occupying certain areas???
> Uroo, Nigel Sterpin
> email: 

Let's also remember that it's not the farmers (on their own) that are
clearing native vegetation in "the country".  They are doing it on
behalf of all of us, who demand a constant supply of produce, with a
wide variety.  We're all responsible.
"Beware of Half-truths... you may have the wrong half"

M. Scott O'Keeffe
Centre for Conservation Biology
University of Queensland

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