Blunder destroys Super Parrot nesting sites

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Blunder destroys Super Parrot nesting sites
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 18:54:29 +1000
From The Age of Saturday 6 August:

"Logging has devastated more than half of an endangered native bird's
protected nesting colony, because of a bureaucratic bungle by the Department
of Sustainability and Environment..... As a result, from February to June
this year loggers felled almost 6000 tonnes of river red gums in about 60
per cent of one of the largest superb parrot nesting colonies in the

The person who normally checks the confidential maps was away ill when the
permit was issued.

No wonder there was no apology - the Barmah State Forest is already dying from lack of water and we urban dwellers desparately need the crops that the irrigators produce.

Michael Norris

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