My understanding of the situation in Queensland is that permission may
be required to go onto a Scientific Reserve, which may have something
to do with the protection of endangered species or ecosystems. I also
suspect that park management can close off access to certain parts of
the reserves for various reasons. Camping is certainly an activity
that is coming under increasing regulation.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 08:27 PM, Andrew Taylor wrote:
Incidentally on our last trip we had been approached by a ranger
NPWS who asked us to advise the Cobar office each time we visited
nature reserves. Accordingly we phoned Cobar Office prior to this
trip and received something of a grilling about why we wished to go
there before the visit was sanctioned by the Regional Manager. It
pointed out to us that nature reserves (as opposed to national
are not open to the public but rather are areas set aside for
scientific research and conservation of flora and fauna. The
Manager, in sanctioning our visit, asked for some photographs of
birds in the park, which we will provide.
I noticed this on the canberrabirds list from Lindsay Hansch - who I
don't know, and hope doesn't mind being quoted.
I've heard this said said before about nature reserves, but I things
incorrect. Birdwatching falls squarely inside one of legislated
for NSW nature reserves: "the promotion of public appreciation,
and understanding of the nature reserve's natural and cultural values".
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