Wed, 21 Mar 2001 19:42:31 +1100
Using sacrificial crops is quite common in the British Isles as
a way of lessening the "impact" of birds, especially geese, on
A bit more mammalian information:
The Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens present their case on
http://www.rbgmelb.org.au/batcrisis/ This is less contentious
than their earlier "fact sheet" but does claim that the flying
foxes are not indigenous.
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The Humane Society International has news on:
HSI is considering legal action in Victoria. HSI's Nicola Beynon
told me it would help if people write to Senator Robert Hill and
ask that he list the Grey Headed Flying-fox urgently on the
Federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation
Act and stops the Botanic Gardens culling as a 'Matter of
National Environmental Significance'.
One of their press releases welcomes court action initiated last
December by a conservationist in Queensland against the
electrocution of Spectacled Flying-foxes (c75,000? left). Does
anyone know what happened ?
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