old binoculars

To: Michelle Plant <>
Subject: old binoculars
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:57:39 +1000
I'd like to second the motion that poorer countries in SE asia etc would be perhaps a greater recipient of these binoculars. Firstly - as has been mentioned, Australia on average is much more able to afford them. (Yes John would be a great exception Tony). Secondly after hearing the reports of massive reduction in wader numbers and seeing what is happening in Korea etc it would be fantastic to try to generate interest in birding in countries where it seems environmental impact is huge. While we have our own problems i think we are relatively lucky with environmental considerations in industrial planning etc. I can't imagine the sea-wall in Korea ever getting the go ahead in Australia for example. Getting these countries more involved in birding/nature would be a primary focus for me. I know the logistics would be a bit harder but surely not insurmountable - even for Birds Australia. I'm sure the wader studies group would have contacts in the right places.
Anyway just my 2 cents.

On 15/04/2008, at 9:59 AM, Michelle Plant wrote:

Judith - Graeme Hamilton CEO from Birds Australia is looking in to possibilities (repair opportunities) - will post / reply to you when feedback through. He also thinks it is a great idea.

I would also recommend getting in touch with Allan - he is also very passionate about getting young people involved and has a bit of a network happening already. He might give you some ideas to try in your neck of the woods. (I will check if I can pass on his email to you.)

Maybe - it would be good to have some young people involved in co- ordinating the effort / targetting to their needs and interests at their age - not just us older mid/older generation. A youth Birds Aus / Observers network.

Kind regards

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU