White Ibis studies in Sydney Region

Subject: White Ibis studies in Sydney Region
From: peter crow <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:01:26 +1000
Ibis are a pest because people fed them.

People are the cause of the problem. Usually stupid people.

The solution of destroying eggs is not a solution at all. It is not treating the cause but simply attempting to lessen the result of the problem.

The problem is People feeding the birds.

If there is no food for the Ibis to scavange from people the ibis will be no problem.

Some, in fact much of the feeding is intentional. Watch the picnicers throwing food to the birds.

So is unintentional but equally stupid where people leave food at overflowing bins or even on the ground beside bins.

The killing of native species without a permit is illegal.

Destroying eggs and nests is also illegal.

on the Gold Coast the council were for years the cause and main feeder of ibis.

They or their contractors spread refuse including lots of food waste over large areas of dumps daily and left large areas uncovered where thoousands of birds could feed.

I understand this has been changed to some degree.

Its time members of this list stood up for all native brds and spoke out strongly against those interested in "controlling species by any form of culling.



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