Re Macquarie Island

To: "Inger Vandyke" <>, <>
Subject: Re Macquarie Island
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 12:05:30 +1100
         Dear Mr. Turnbull,

        We visited Macquarie Island about a year ago.  The devastation being
wrought by rabbits was very depressing. Macquarie is the most  beautiful of
the Subantarctic Islands we visited, but the loss of vegetation and erosion
from rabbits is appalling. Rabbit eradication is not a technical problem, it
just needs money, but if New Zealand can afford it for their Subantarctic
Islands, it would be a drop in Southern Ocean for Australia.

         The Governments involved, particularly Federal, need to take a long
hard look at themselves.

         Macquarie Island should be a National Treasure, not a National

                               Yours Sincerely

                                         Michael Hunter
                                               Mulgoa NSW


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