Sensitive sites

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Subject: Sensitive sites
From: Phil Gregory <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 11:17:29 +1000
Call me paranoid if you like, but I am a bit
concerned about the possibility of egg collectors
accessing public forum data about rare breeding
birds. There have recently been some worrying
trends in the UK with this type of thing, where
sensitive sites were broadcast and dire
consequences followed. Some recent prosecutions
there with large fines and jail sentences suggest
the problem may be more serious than previously
thought. Hopefully the situation here is
different, but do we know?
I do wonder whether stuff like how to find Golden
Bowerbird bowers etc should be best left to direct
enquiries to the birder rather than wide open
internet access? I'd also be intrigued to know how
two Red Goshawk nests were destroyed  near
Lotusbird Lodge.
Over to you......
Phil Gregory

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