Notice - Raptor Seminar in Sydney - 12 April

Subject: Notice - Raptor Seminar in Sydney - 12 April
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 10:14:38 +1100
Birds Australia Southern NSW and ACT Group (Sydney) is holding an important

What's happening with our birds-of-prey?
A birds-eye view of the status of Australian raptors.


Like many of our birds, their numbers appear to be declining - but their
presence is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced environment.

They have been severely affected by such things as habitat loss, the
introduction of the rabbit calicivirus and the use of poisons to control
rodents.  Being at the top of the food web, they indicate the
sustainability of our use of the land and, as "umbrella" species,
conserving them will help many others.

This seminar will look at the Big Picture as well as the needs and habits
of some specific species.  It will conclude with an open discussion of
their conservation and how we can all help.

Speakers: Stephen Debus, Carl Gosper, Dr Rod Kavanagh, Paul McDonald and
Natasha Schedvin, with Birds Australia President, Prof Henry Nix, leading
the conservation discussion.


Saturday 12th April, 2003 - commencing at 1.30 pm

Enquiries and Enrolment Forms:

Birds Australia Sydney Office
Ph: 02 9436 0388 Fax: 02 9436 2677
Post: PO Box 1322, Crows Nest, 1585

Bookings are requested by April 7th, 2003
Proudly sponsored by the Wildlife Preservation Society

Hugo Phillipps
Communications Coordinator
Birds Australia
415 Riversdale Road
Hawthorn East 3123, Australia
Tel: (03) 9882 2622, fax: (03) 9882 2677
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