Heartbreak as vandals trash bird sanctuary

Subject: Heartbreak as vandals trash bird sanctuary
From: "David McDonald" <>
Date: 8 Jan 2004 22:37:16 -0000
Heartbreak as vandals trash bird sanctuary
By Rosslyn Beeby, Research, Conservation and Science Reporter
Canberra Times, Friday, 9 January 2004

Vandals have destroyed a NSW South Coast breeding colony of one of Australia's 
most endangered shorebirds, the little tern.

An electric fence protecting the beachside breeding site at Wallaga Lake, near 
Narooma, was disconnected and ripped down, council warning signs smashed and 39 
chicks and 62 eggs removed from the beach.

"They trashed the place. The volunteers who worked so hard to make this project 
a success are heartbroken," South Coast national parks manager Tim Shepherd 

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