Question about Little Tern colony vandalism

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Subject: Question about Little Tern colony vandalism
From: Sandy Cash Jr <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 01:16:01 -0500

Hi all,

I hope this is question is neither unwelcome nor off-topic, but as a visitor to Australia, I'm curious after reading the recent discussions what motivates people to vandalize these particular nests so actively? Is there a history of antagonism between wildlife agencies enforcing colony protections in Oz and people want to maintain broader use policies on the beaches? I get the feeling, and please correct me if I'm mistaken, that these aren't onetime occurrences, it seems that you all see these incidents with some degree of regularity. Is that true?

Honestly just curious and not looking to inflame anyone's emotions,


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