Bird threats List

To: Marilyn Davis <>
Subject: Bird threats List
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 14:50:23 +1000
Dear all

Marilyn's list is OK at a childrens level but it totally fails
to say deal with complexity.

For instance, readers of BOCA's conservation newsletter (The
Harrier) will be aware that simplistic culling of top introduced
predators (eg fox) may increase the numbers of meso-predators
(eg rattus both introduced and native) with negative impacts on

More generally lack of research and thought by humans - often
prompted by greed and payoffs - is the major problem.

All Australian governments have, I believe, signed up to the
environmental sustainability/principles of environmental
protection which are listed, for instance, in Victoria's latest
Environment Protection Bill.


Of course these are not just about birds and sometimes things
that are good for particular bird species in the short term are
bad for ecosytems (eg camphor laurel, rabbits). 

Michael Norris
Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU